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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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British Dictionary definitions for collocative

collocation

/ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
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 collocative

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.

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