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collocation

[kol-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən/
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
1595-1605; < Latin collocātiōn- (stem of collocātiō), equivalent to collocāt(us) (see collocate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
collocational, collocative, adjective
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Examples from the web for collocations
  • Three experiments were conducted to test the psychological relevance of objectively quantified word collocations.
  • We use common collocations to point out how the individual words relate to each other to create a special meaning.
Word Origin and History for collocations

collocation

n.

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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