collocation

noun
col·​lo·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce collocation (audio) \

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.

Other Words from collocation

collocational \ ˌkä-​lə-​ˈkā-​shnəl How to pronounce collocation (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of collocation

1605, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collocation

see collocate

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The first known use of collocation was in 1605

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“Collocation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collocation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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collocation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collocation

: use of certain words together
: a particular combination of words

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