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  • v. Present participle of combine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of combining things to form a new whole
  • n. an occurrence that results in things being united


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • “Crowdsourcing” is a term combining the word “crowd,” a random collection of people, and the word “outsourcing,” a corporate practice of sending jobs abroad where wages are lower.

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  • "We like to say they'll be our little Swasian babies," said Yang, coining a term combining the couple's respective Hmong and Swedish ancestry. rss feed

  • She was, is and always will be suikappu, a nickname combining the Japanese word for Watermelon (suika) and the Japlish word for cup, or "kappu".

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  • Critics dubbed her "Zensursula," a portmanteau word combining her name and the German word for censorship.

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  • According to the encyclopedia of free commerce, Co-opetition "is a term combining the words co-operation and competition and refers to the arrangement between competing firms to cooperate on specific projects or in certain areas of business for mutual benefit, even while remaining competitors in general."


  • The whole concept of food combining is nothing but a big steaming heap of crap.

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  • Death Troopers excels in combining a number of these base ingredients.

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  • Why, when studies show that cellphone use, and especially texting, while driving impairs drivers more than drinking, do so many people persist in combining these lethal behaviors?

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  • Meyerhof had gained an international reputation since leaving Krehl's clinic for his creativity in combining physics and chemistry in ground breaking studies of muscle metabolism.

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