collocational

collocation

[kol-uh-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of collocating.
2.
the state or manner of being collocated.
3.
the arrangement, especially of words in a sentence.
4.
Linguistics. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin collocātiōn- (stem of collocātiō), equivalent to collocāt(us) (see collocate) + -iōn- -ion

collocational, collocative, adjective
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collocation (ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence

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collocation
early 17c., from L. collocationem, noun of action from collocare (see collocate). Linguistics sense is attested from 1940.
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