What do you call a combobox in which what you write in the combobox filters a (long) list that can be accessed as a dropdown menu.

Here we filter with the strings igh, s, and not old; so any line that does not contain old but which contains igh and s in any order anywhere in the line is displayed in the list, and lines not containing both ighand s or old are ignored.

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I think you would still call that a combobox, because the term refers to the UI element and the information that it displays.

The feature you are talking about is like an auto-suggest or smart search (or perhaps there is another term for it) that you can implement in a combobox for input and filtering.

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