combination
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 14th century 1. a. a result or product of combining; especially an alliance of individuals, corporations, or states united to achieve a social, political, or economic end b. two or more persons working as a team 2. an ordered sequence: as a. a sequence of letters or numbers chosen in setting a lock; also the mechanism operating or moved by the sequence b. a rapid sequence of punches in boxing c. any subset of a set considered without regard to order within the subset 3. any of various one-piece undergarments for the upper and lower parts of the body — usually used in plural 4. an instrument designed to perform two or more tasks 5. a. the act or process of combining; especially that of uniting to form a chemical compound b. the quality or state of being combinedcombinational adjective

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