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Related to colligation: collocation
tr.v. col·li·gat·ed, col·li·gat·ing, col·li·gates
1. To tie or group together.
2. Logic To bring (isolated facts) together by an explanation or hypothesis that applies to them all.
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Colligationconjunction; alliance; union; the binding together or the linking of a number of isolated facts—Wilkes.
Examples: colligation of facts, 1837; of kingdoms, 1651; of [blood] vessels, 1646.
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|Noun||1.||colligation - the state of being joined together|
anastomosis, inosculation - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
|2.||colligation - the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis|
connexion, association, connection - the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
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