Combining weight
Combine Com*bine", v. i. 1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate. [1913 Webster]

You with your foes combine, And seem your own destruction to design --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

So sweet did harp and voice combine. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third. [1913 Webster]

3. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played. [1913 Webster]

{Combining weight} (Chem.), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See {Atomic weight}, under {Atomic}, a. [1913 Webster]


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