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 for Combining weight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Combine \Com*bine"\, v. i.
     1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
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              You with your foes combine,
              And seem your own destruction to design --Dryden.
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              So sweet did harp and voice combine.  --Sir W.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  combining weight
      n 1: the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining
           capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard
           is 8 for oxygen [syn: equivalent, equivalent weight,
           combining weight, eq]

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