major combination

major combination

[′mā·jər ‚käm·bə′nā·shən]
(ordnance)
A single composite unit of mechanical equipment inherently complete for independent use and consisting of one or more major items; as issued, it is complete in respect to both equipment and spare parts, including items furnished by services other than the issuing service; for example, a tank, complete with armament, equipment, and spare parts.
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That a major combination carrier made up of British Airways and its Spanish partner Iberia could exit this side of the business so abruptly, without any hint toward a scaled downsizing, clearly demonstrated the dire straits and sheer non-economies of continuing any further.
The third major combination for artificial hips is ceramic-on-ceramic.
The next major combination vaccine is expected to be SmithKline Beecham's Infanrix (DTaP) HepB-IPV (diphtheriatetanus-acellular pertussis hepatitis B-inactivated polio vaccine).
The Cliggott transaction represents SCP's second major combination in four months.

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