Definition of combi in English:



  • A machine or appliance with two or more functions.

    as modifier ‘a combi oven’
    • ‘Knowing that the one harvester will not manage to keep the forwarder busy in this small wood, the contractor is looking to the combi machine to balance the operation for maximum use.’
    • ‘I also like Vegemite sandwiches, and I've travelled in a fried-out combi.’
    • ‘In the gathering evening, smoke wafted into the big combi.’
    • ‘Without the ability to produce enormous volumes right off, the combi machine pays off through long-term, relentless production, reduced downtime, and controlled costs.’
    • ‘I thought it was something to do with the fault with our combi.’
    • ‘The kitchen includes a combi boiler, base and wall units, and complementary work surfaces.’
    • ‘Computers, combi TVs and DVD's, stereos and playstations are all high on the Christmas list this year and are available at highly competitive rates throughout the city.’
    • ‘However if you have a combi boiler, therefore no water tank, they have to provide you with bottled water.’


1960s: abbreviation of combination.