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com·bi·na·tion

(kom'bi-nā'shŭn),
1. The act of combining (that is, by joining, uniting, or otherwise bringing into close association) separate entities.
2. The state of being so combined.
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The great quantity of information and the combinative nature of the problems associated with the power system can be treated much easier with the artificial intelligence techniques than with a traditional algorithmic approach.
So the new spirituality wants to heal flesh and spirit and wants to heal them together, convinced of an abiding correspondence between body and soul; convinced as well of a secret connection between all things; and -- following the logic of the connection -- convinced that a combinative mingling of religious beliefs and cultural practices is the highway to health and spirit.
Potential patient benefit: The proposed studies will improve our understanding of the mechanism of action of XL184 and will identify combinative therapies to guide optimal use of this promising medication for better patient outcomes.
In the context of innovation and network theory, a firm that can leverage its combinative capabilities, with respect to knowledge, and control its supply chain network can generate significant innovation performance (c.
Absorptive Capacity, Learning Processes and Combinative Capabilities as Determinants of Strategic Innovation.
The singer, who had previously revealed that her fragrance would smell of blood and semen, and will go on sale later this summer, actually contains notes of "belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops".
Topics discussed include combinative mechatronic materials; electrical, materials, and computer engineering projects; traditional materials engineering; engineering mechanics; and control science.
These results reflect a combinative crystal growth of two-dimension and three-dimension morphologies with athermal nucleation.
There are two combinative forms of target profit and downside risk, namely a high target profit with any feasible downside risk and a lower target profit with higher downside risk.
As can be seen in Figure 1, we view organizational capacity as comprised of three dimensions: combinative capabilities, leadership, and slack assets.
82) Many of the KEP glyphs are semantic and syntactic composites of simpler glyphs, evincing a combinative pictography.
Next came the tool pictures--hammers, wrenches, vice grips, all lushly painted and lustily suggesting the violent, combinative nature of sexual desire.