Combination vs Phonotactics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between combination and phonotactics

is that combination is the act of combining, the state of being combined or the result of combining while phonotactics is a branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes.

combination

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of combining, the state of being combined or the result of combining.
  • An object formed by combining.
  • A sequence of numbers or letters used to open a combination lock.
  • (mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
  • An association or alliance of people for some common purpose.
  • (billiards) A combination shot; a billiard; a shot where the cue ball hits a ball that strikes another ball on the table.
  • motorcycle and sidecar
  • Derived terms

    * recombination

    Synonyms

    *(act of combining) fusion, merger

    Antonyms

    * (act of combining) division, separation * (mathematics) permutation

    See also

    * permutation

    phonotactics

    Noun

    (-)
  • A branch of phonology that deals with the restrictions a language applies to combinations of phonemes.