Collocation Col`lo*ca"tion, n. [L. collocatio.] 1. The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement. [1913 Webster]

The choice and collocation of words. --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster]

2. (Linguistics) a combination of related words within a sentence that occurs more frequently than would be predicted in a random arrangement of words; a combination of words that occurs with sufficient frequency to be recongizable as a common combination, especially a pair of words that occur adjacent to each other. Also called {stable collocation}. Combinations of words having intervening words between them, such as verb and object pairs, may also be collocations. [PJC]

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  • collocation — [ kɔlɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. collocatio « placement » → colloquer 1 ♦ (1690) Dr. Classement des créanciers dans l ordre que le juge a assigné pour leur paiement. Par ext. Classement. 2 ♦ Région. (Belgique) Dr. Internement, emprisonnement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • collocation — COLLOCATION. sub. fém. Terme de Pratique. Action par laquelle on range des créanciers dans l ordre suivant lequel ils doivent être payés. On a fait la collocation de ses créanciers. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Collocation utile, Une collocation pour le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • collocation — Collocation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on colloque des creanciers en ordre pour estre payez. On a fait la collocation de ces creanciers. Il signifie aussi, L ordre, le rang dans lequel chaque creancier est colloqué. Il a esté payé suivant sa… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • collocation — is a term in descriptive linguistics for the customary association of words with other words. A bystander is usually said to be innocent, consequences are often far reaching, and politicians are cautiously optimistic. For some reason, Catholics… …   Modern English usage

  • Collocation — (v. lat.), 1) Stellung; 2) im Concurs Anordnung der Reihe der Gläubiger, nach welcher solche ihre Befriedigung aus dem Vermögen des Gemeinschuldners erhalten sollen; angegeben in dem Collocationsurtel; vgl. Concurs; 3) Verheirathung, Ausstattung; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • collocation — index arrangement (ordering), array (order), building (business of assembling), chamber (body), collection ( …   Law dictionary

  • collocation — mid 15c., from L. collocationem (nom. collocatio), noun of action from collocare (see COLLOCATE (Cf. collocate)). Linguistics sense is attested from 1940 …   Etymology dictionary

  • collocation — ► NOUN 1) the habitual occurrence of a word with another word or words with a frequency greater than chance. 2) a word or group of words that habitually occur together (e.g. heavy drinker). ORIGIN Latin, from collocare place together …   English terms dictionary

  • collocation — [käl΄ə kā′shən] n. [L collocatio] a collocating or being collocated; specif., an arrangement, as of words in a sentence …   English World dictionary

  • Collocation — This article is about the corpus linguistics notion. For other uses, see Colocation (disambiguation). In corpus linguistics, collocation defines a sequence of words or terms that co occur more often than would be expected by chance. In… …   Wikipedia

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