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1. The act of collocating or the state of being collocated.
2. An arrangement or juxtaposition of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur, as rancid butter, bosom buddy, or dead serious.

col′lo·ca′tion·al adj.


a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence


(ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən)

1. the act of collocating.
2. the state or manner of being collocated.
3. the co-occurrence of words, esp. when habitual, as of perform with operation or commit with crime.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
col`lo•ca′tion•al, col′lo•ca`tive, adj.


The physical placement of two or more detachments, units, organizations, or facilities at a specifically defined location.


 a group or sequence formed by placing things side by side or in a place or position. e.g., words in a sentence or sound in music—Wilkes.
Examples: collocation of intervals and pores, 1684; of magazines, 1813; of poetry, 1873; of various metals, or inlaying them by way of ornament, 1881; of vowels and consonants, 1751; of words, 1750.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collocation - a grouping of words in a sentence
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
2.collocation - the act of positioning close together (or side by side)collocation - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
tessellation - the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern; "a tessellation of hexagons"


[ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən] Ncolocación f


n (Gram) → Kollokation f
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While, therefore, an epic like the "Odyssey" is an organism and dramatic in structure, a work such as the "Theogony" is a merely artificial collocation of facts, and, at best, a pageant.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones--in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around-- above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
Now, of all words in the language, 'the' is most usual; let us see, therefore, whether there are not repetitions of any three characters, in the same order of collocation, the last of them being 8.
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the ability of items to co-occur, known as collocation was taken into consideration.
In the literature there have been many attempts to define the concept of lexical collocation.
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It is generally agreed that the origins of the concept of collocation in linguistics lie in Firth's definition of the phenomenon as 'actual words in habitual company' (Firth 1957: 14 quoted in Kennedy 1998: 108), or 'the company words keep' (Firth quoted in Hill 2000: 48).
Deletion emerged as the most obvious strategy in translating collocation in the Hadith.
According to Xiao and McEnery (2006), although research on collocation has recently seen a growth of interest, "there has been little work done on collocation .
Recently, there have been many attempts to develop new adaptive procedures which, among others, are focused upon using the adaptive wavelet collocation methods (Alam et al.