collocation

noun col·lo·ca·tion \ ˌkä-lə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of collocation

: the act or result of placing or arranging together
  • the collocation of atoms
; specifically : a noticeable arrangement or conjoining of linguistic elements (such as words)
  • "To save time" and "make the bed" are common collocations.

collocational

play \ˌkä-lə-ˈkā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of collocation

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COLLOCATION Defined for English Language Learners

collocation

Definition of collocation for English Language Learners

  • : use of certain words together

  • : a particular combination of words



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