Definition of Colligation

1. Noun. The state of being joined together.

Exact synonyms: Conjugation, Conjunction, Junction
Specialized synonyms: Anastomosis, Inosculation, Synapse
Generic synonyms: Unification, Union
Derivative terms: Colligate



2. Noun. The connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis.
Generic synonyms: Association, Connection, Connexion
Specialized synonyms: Generalisation, Generalization, Induction, Inductive Reasoning
Derivative terms: Colligate, Colligate

Definition of Colligation

1. n. A binding together.

Definition of Colligation

1. Noun. A binding together. ¹

2. Noun. (logic) The formulation of a general hypothesis which seeks to connect two or more facts. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) The co-occurrence of syntactic categories, usually within a sentence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colligation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Colligation

1. 1. A combination in which the components are distinguishable from one another. 2. The bringing of isolated events into a unified experience. Origin: L. Cum, together, + ligo, to bind (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Colligation

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1. Outlines of Psychology: Based Upon the Results of Experimental Investigation by Oswald Külpe, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"The rule has a further formal value, as transcending the relativity of our general definition of fusion and colligation. This relativity has no practical ..."

2. An Outline of the Necessary Laws of Thought: A Treatise on Pure and Applied by William Thomson (1863)
"Inductive Conception, colligation^ Definition. Upon the nature of the Conception which Anticipation furnishes, and its share in the formation of science, ..."

3. The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences: Founded Upon Their History by William Whewell (1847)
"OF THE colligation OF FACTS. 1. FACTS such as the last Chapter speaks of are, by means of such Conceptions as are described in the preceding Chapter, ..."

4. Rational Psychology: Or, The Subjective Idea and the Objective Law of All by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1854)
"THE colligation OF FACTS. WHEN any self-consistent idea, at first hypotheti- cally assumed, may be so applied to many different facts as to bring them all ..."

5. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"... by morpho-' logical methods or inferred from the mechanics of innervation. (d)—The Principle of the Central colligation of Remote Functional Areas. ..."

6. The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians: The Muhammadan Period by Henry Miers Elliot, John Dowson (1867)
"... 20), practised by the English in their second wars with France, especially at the battles of Crevant and Verneuil.1 colligation ..."

7. Logic by Alexander Bain (1870)
"... produce an exact and universal accordance:' whence there are two scientific processes, the Explication of Conceptions and *£ the colligation of Facts. ..."

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