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combination

noun uk   /ˌkɒm.bɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːm-/
B2 [C or U] the mixture you get when two or more things are combined: Strawberries and cream - a perfect combination. A combination of tiredness and boredom caused me to fall asleep. This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines. Her experience and energy are a winning combination (= a successful mixture) in business. [C] an arrangement in a particular order: From the letters X Y Z, we can get three combinations of two letters: XY, XZ, and YZ. [C] a set of letters or numbers in a particular order that can be used to open some types of locks: a combination lock
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in Korean 조화…
in Arabic تَرْكيبة, خَليط…
in Portuguese combinação…
in Catalan combinació…
in Japanese 組み合わせ…
in Italian combinazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯合, 混合, 結合…
in Russian сочетание, код…
in Turkish birleşim, karışım, terkip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联合, 混合, 结合…
in Polish połączenie, kombinacja, szyfr…
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