Definition of Collocation

1. Noun. A grouping of words in a sentence.

Generic synonyms: Language Unit, Linguistic Unit

2. Noun. The act of positioning close together (or side by side). "It is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
Exact synonyms: Apposition, Juxtaposition
Generic synonyms: Emplacement, Locating, Location, Placement, Position, Positioning
Specialized synonyms: Tessellation
Derivative terms: Appose, Collocate, Juxtapose

Definition of Collocation

1. n. The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.

Definition of Collocation

1. Noun. The grouping or juxtaposition of things, especially words or sounds. ¹

2. Noun. Such a specific grouping. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics translation studies) The statistically significant collocation of particular words in a language. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A method of determining coefficients in an expansion y(x) = y_{0}(x) + \sum_{l=0}^{q}\alpha_{l} y_{l}(x) so as to nullify the values of an ordinary differential equation L[y(x)]=0 at prescribed points. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A service allowing multiple customers to locate network, server, and storage gear, connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, with a minimum of cost and complexity. ¹

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Definition of Collocation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Collocation

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Literary usage of Collocation

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1. The Practical Elements of Rhetoric: With Illustrative Examples by John Franklin Genung (1894)
"collocation. The English syntax, being devoid of the aid that inflection would give in showing the relation of words, is all the more dependent on order and ..."

2. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"Of the collocation of Words and Sentences. The more a language wears off and loses its inflective forms» the less capable it becomes of a freer collocation ..."

3. Philological Studies: With English Illustrations by Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Ferdinand Becker (1857)
"BESIDES Concord or Agreement and Rection or Government, collocation or ... By collocation is intended the definite order in which the members of the ..."

4. Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference (1890)
"FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON collocation OF THE RULES. RESOLUTION. Resolved, That a Committee on collocation of Rules, to consist of seven persons, ..."

5. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"An organism is a collocation of material substances, and like organisms are ... We have cogent evidence for the belief that changes of collocation of the ..."

6. The Working Principles of Rhetoric Examined in Their Literary Relations and by John Franklin Genung (1900)
"collocation. The English syntax, being devoid of the aid that inflection would give in showing the mutual relations of words, is correspondingly more ..."

7. Forensic Oratory: A Manual for Advocates by William Callyhan Robinson (1893)
"In the collocation of words into sentences the same objects are sought as in the choice of the words themselves. To a great extent the intelligibility and ..."

8. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"THE collocation OF A SUTURE AND FISSURE IN THE HUMAN FOETUS.* BY BURT G. WILDER, MD, OF ITHACA. NY AT the meeting of this Association over which I had the ..."

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