• Tillage and sowing combination
    Tillage and sowing combination
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v combine put or add together "combine resources"
    • v combine mix together different elements "The colors blend well"
    • v combine gather in a mass, sum, or whole
    • v combine combine so as to form a whole; mix "compound the ingredients"
    • v combine add together from different sources "combine resources"
    • v combine join for a common purpose or in a common action "These forces combined with others"
    • v combine have or possess in combination "she unites charm with a good business sense"
    • n combine harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
    • n combine an occurrence that results in things being united
    • n combine a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Combined surfacer and matcher Combined surfacer and matcher
Petzval Combination Petzval Combination

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Termites do more damage in the U.S. ever year than all the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. They do an average of $750 million in damage annually
    • Combine (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.
    • Combine To bind; to hold by a moral tie. "I am combined by a sacred vow."
    • Combine To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate. "You with your foes combine ,
      And seem your own destruction to design"
      "So sweet did harp and voice combine ."
    • Combine 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.
    • Combine To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union. "So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined .""Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind.""And all combined , save what thou must combine By holy marriage.""Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations
    • combine To associate, unite, or join into a whole; connect closely together.
    • combine Synonyms To mix, compound, blend.
    • combine To unite; coalesce: as, honor and policy combine to justify the measure.
    • combine Specifically To unite in friendship or alliance for the attainment of some common end; league together; join forces; associate; coöperate: followed by with.
    • combine To unite by affinity or chemical attraction: as, two substances which will not combine of themselves may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
    • n combine A combination or agreement; especially, a secret combination for the purpose of committing fraud; a conspiracy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined
    • v.t Combine kom-bīn′ to join two together: to unite intimately
    • v.i Combine to come into close union: to co-operate:
    • n Combine a trading syndicate, a trust
    • v.i Combine (chem.) to unite and form a new compound
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  • Maya Angelou
    “The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.”
  • Mark Twain
    “A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.”
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
    Sir Joshua Reynolds
    “Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no material can produce no combination.”
  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro
    “There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?”
  • Peter De Vries
    “The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. combinare, combinatum,; L. com-, + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner,. See Binary


In literature:

And thus natural selection arises as the total result of the combined working of all these forces.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
One more final effort Maximilian made to rouse Germany to combine to drive the Turks out of Europe.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
This combination of the defensive and offensive has many advantages.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
A sensation is due to a combination of factors.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
A grand manner combined with insignificant ideas is like harnessing a Hambletonian with an ass.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The two substances meet at the point of union of the tubes, and a combination ensues with the evolution of heat.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Unfortunately his scholarship was not combined with deep musical feeling.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
These potentates were ill-combined among themselves, and mutually jealous.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
But it was a Buddhism combined with the most varied elements.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Iron, for example, burns when it rusts, because it slowly combines with the oxygen of the air and is transformed into new substances.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark

In poetry:

Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives—
Bonds and gestures pushed to one side
Like an outdated combine harvester,
And everyone young going down the long slide
"High Windows" by Philip Larkin
DEMON. If a stronger power than thine,
Drawn from a profounder source,
With thine own desires combine,
How resist the double force
Which with force thy steps incline?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And you lay silent, while his slender needles
Pricked the intricate pattern on your arm,
Combining deftly Cruelty and Beauty,
That subtle union, whose child is charm.
"Fancy" by Laurence Hope
Oh that I knew how all thy lights combine,
And the configurations of their glorie!
Seeing not only how each verse doth shine,
But all the constellations of the storie.
"The Holy Scriptures" by George Herbert

Insatiate death! How vast is thy domain!
What desolating horrors swell thy train!
Famine, and war, and pestilence combine!
While still to point the barbed shaft is thine!
"Lines" by Judith Sargent Murray
Thou must have Christ, as God and man conjoin'd,
Two natures perfectly in One combin'd,
To finish all the work, thy sins require,
Ere thou canst please thy everlasting Sire.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Left, sunset on the terrace of Books@Cafe, a combination bookstore, cafe and restaurant in the historic Jabal Amman district.
Gently stir in the anchovies to combine.
Add the greens and toss to combine.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. What do you get when you combine great food and wine then add in the magical jazz sounds of local favorite Edye Evans Hyde.
We have many birthdays in our family during the summer months and when we combine those with the holidays, we are always holding some sort of event.
In a small bowl, combine the apple butter and chili powder or paprika.
Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa.
You can combine apricots , raspberries and shaved almonds in an easy summer… (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…).
In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except the dried apricots .
Combine apricots , sugar, and lemon juice in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes.
Combining rice paddles and fish ponds, and using locally caught fish as feed, are just two of the ways that fish farming, or aquaculture , can be made more environmentally friendly.
Denoeux recently proposed new rules of combination for belief functions based on pointwise combination of conjunctive weights.
He has studied neurologic relief and quantum neurology techniques and combines them with chiro to offer unique combinations of treatments at his Superior Health Solutions.
The Eaton switched combiner provides a single point to combine incoming photovoltaic strings and disconnect dc power close to PV modules, uniting Eaton's 600 Vdc solar disconnect and source-combiner box in one enclosure.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.

In science:

Boolean combination of Σ1 (<) formulas, and also a decidable characterization of Boolean combinations of Σ1 (<,
Tree Languages Defined in First-Order Logic with One Quantifier Alternation
The instrument will directly observe the sky through an array of entry horns whose signals will be combined together using an optical combiner.
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
The coefficients of the linear combination of visibilities arriving at each bolometer are just related to the phase-differences between different channels imposed by the optical combiner.
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
We have presented in this article the QUBIC instrument, a bolometric interferometer combining the signals from an array of wide (∼ 14 degrees) entry horns using a cold telescope as an optical combiner to form interference fringes of I , Q and U Stokes parameters (modulated with a half-wave plate) on a bolometer array.
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
For instance, orthogonal combined with orthogonal looks symplectic on the number theory side; but the distribution of lowest eigenangles for the orthogonal/orthogonal matrix combination features repulsion from zero, while that for symplectic matrices does not.
Modeling Convolutions of $L$-Functions