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[kol-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of collocating.
the state or manner of being collocated.
the arrangement, especially of words in a sentence.
Linguistics. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime.
Origin of collocation
1595-1605; < Latin collocātiōn- (stem of collocātiō), equivalent to collocāt(us) (see collocate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
collocational, collocative, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for collocation
  • Scientific biography was interested in facts as such, in the collocation of miscellaneous information about persons.
  • The collocation fall guy has been much in the news lately.
  • collocation is the collection, or grouping, of transmitters for different communications services at a single site.
  • At the hearing, numerous questions arose involving collocation.
  • The method of collocation for determining local undulation is less time consuming and is also suitable for highway applications.
  • Debit financial lines record prepayment warrant amounts to the appropriate agency collocation codes and expenditure accounts.
British Dictionary definitions for collocation


a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence
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Word Origin and History for collocation

mid-15c., from Latin collocationem (nominative collocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of collocare (see collocate). Linguistics sense is attested from 1940.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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collocation in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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