collocation

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noun col·lo·ca·tion \ˌkä-lə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of collocation

  1. :  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

see collocate


First Known Use: 1605

Other Language Terms


COLLOCATION Defined for English Language Learners

collocation

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noun col·lo·ca·tion \ˌkä-lə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of collocation for English Language Learners

  • : use of certain words together

  • : a particular combination of words



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