Definition of 'combination'
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His policy is seen as a combination of two previously successful presidents. Times, Sunday Times (2017)White now exploited this by setting up a winning combination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For her, it is the perfect combination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Adding spices is another brilliant way to boost flavour, so experiment with different combinations. The Sun (2016)Get the combination right and the door swings open; a fawning reception awaits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England's outstanding lock combination is absent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An incoming tide, sand bars and breeze is a lethal combination for such people of little swimming ability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England have so many really good backs there, it's about getting the combinations right and letting them loose. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a toxic combination that leads people such as yourself to feel as if they can't commit to anything. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have gelled as a perfect combination in the centre. The Sun (2012)You may have a combination of different feelings when you think about your debt problems. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)It took nine months to come up with the right combination of ingredients. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rains were driven by a rare combination of weather. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Salvation in a bottle for people with combination skin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Visitors are banned from the courtyard and all buildings are secured with chains and combination locks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The causes are usually a combination of factors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To have the combination of those two things is very special. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The two together seem to be a winning combination. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was at times a dazzling combination. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How do you play this suit combination for one loser? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It means the twins inherited a different combination of genes from their parents. The Sun (2015)It is about making sure the combination is right. The Sun (2013)Only then will you pick up on this rare combination of insights and inspired ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People think that combination will only end in tears. The Sun (2013)My lock combination is a classic blend of power and dynamism. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So it really was a good combination of factors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Therefore a combination of the two is not nearly as contradictory as it sometimes seems. Global Capitalism and National Decline (1989)The inner steel of your ambition is softened by outer charm and this is a winning combination. The Sun (2011)Can you actually measure the time a new combination requires? Times, Sunday Times (2015)We know too much about the world not to expect some efforts to form combinations in restraint of trade. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)Line up the accessories to form a winning combination and you'll be in the money. The Sun (2009)These are screened for safety before use, but the research will examine whether a combination of chemicals may cause damage to bees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'combination'
British English: combination /ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/ NOUN
A combination is a mixture of things.
...a fantastic combination of colours.
- American English: combination
- Arabic: مَجْمُوعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: combinação
- Chinese: 组合
- Croatian: kombinacija
- Czech: kombinace
- Danish: kombination
- Dutch: combinatie
- European Spanish: combinación
- Finnish: yhdistelmä
- French: combinaison mélange
- German: Kombination
- Greek: συνδυασμός
- Italian: combinazione
- Japanese: 組み合わせ
- Korean: 결합
- Norwegian: kombinasjon
- Polish: połączenie mieszanina
- European Portuguese: combinação
- Romanian: combinație
- Russian: сочетание
- Spanish: combinación Unión de dos cosas
- Swedish: kombination
- Thai: การรวมกัน
- Turkish: birleştirme
- Ukrainian: поєднання
- Vietnamese: sự kết hợp
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