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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.
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a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence
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col•lo•ca•tion(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.
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The physical placement of two or more detachments, units, organizations, or facilities at a specifically defined location.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Collocationa 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.
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|Noun||1.||collocation - a grouping of words in a sentence|
|2.||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"
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collocation[ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən] N → colocación f
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n (Gram) → Kollokation f
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