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marriagenoun

uk   /ˈmær.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈmer-/

marriage noun (TWO PEOPLE)

B1 [C or U] a legally accepted relationship between two people in which they live together, or the official ceremony that results in this: They had a long and happy marriage. She went to live in another state after the break-up of her marriage. She has two daughters by her first marriage. the marriage ceremonymarriage of convenience a marriage in which the partners have married, not because they love each other, but in order to get an advantage, such as the right to live in the other partner's country
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marriage noun (COMBINATION)

[C] a combination of two or more things: His music is a marriage of jazz, blues, and pop.
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