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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.

[Latin colligāre, colligāt- : com-, com- + ligāre, to tie, bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots.]

col′li·ga′tion n.
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 conjunction; 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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
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"
generalization, inductive reasoning, generalisation, induction - reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
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References in classic literature ?
The art of healing also has achieved some of its most glorious triumphs in the compressions, extensions, trepannings, colligations, and other surgical or diaetetic operations by which Irregularity has been partly or wholly cured.
Forebrain ischemia was induced by colligation of the bilateral common carotid arteries for 10 min after drawing 6-10 mL arterial blood instead of venous blood to maintain the arterial blood pressure at 25-30 mmHg and guarantee shutdown of pial artery blood flow and the withdrawal of blood that refused to go back to the femoral vein as previously described (11,18).
Halliday's syntax view for the fact that he inexplicably locates collocation both within syntax and colligation (a major mismatch between Halliday's thinking and that of Firth) and for his ignorance of grammatical collocates (40-43).
Thus, the effects observed in the studies might be due to the binding of HMGB1-LPS colligation to TLR4 [87].
(11) Trompf, "Of Colligation and Reification in the Representation of Religion (and Violence)." In Ecumenics from the Rim: Explorations in Honour of John D'Arcy May (eds.
The result is that they remain deprived of the knowledge of collocation and colligation two essential elements needed to master the use of English vocabulary and grammar.
The last contribution to the section, and in the book, is Paul Thompson's "Exploring Hoey's Notion of Textual Colligation in a Corpus of Student Writing." With the twofold aim of (i) revising the concept of textual colligation, and (ii) exploring the writing of UK undergraduate students of different levels, the author studies how certain contiguous (n-grams) and non-contiguous (P-frames) sequences are used by students in their academic essays.
In this project, the monitoring items include the settlement, inclination and cracking of the surrounding buildings, the vertical displacement of the adjacent underground colligation pipelines, the settlement of the ground surface, the underground water level, the sink deformation of the tunnel vault, the tunnel bottom heave, and the tunnel clearance convergence.