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Collocation   /kɑləkˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Collocation

noun
1.
A grouping of words in a sentence.
2.
The act of positioning close together (or side by side).  Synonyms: apposition, juxtaposition.






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"Collocation" Quotes from Famous Books



... surmised Persimmon Sneed. "Jes' look at my fine chance o' yearlin's, a-layin' on fat an' bone an' muscle every day, with no expense nor attendance, an' safe an' sound an' sure. An' now," he cried suddenly, and the shuddering jury saw the collocation of ideas as it bore down upon them, and Persimmon Sneed swiftly turned, facing them, while the mare nimbly essayed a passado backward, "ye air talkin' 'bout changin' all this, ruinationin' the vally o' my land ter me. Ye 'low ye want ...
— The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories • Charles Egbert Craddock

... reasons of application, constitutes co-ordination. For the same reason, the syntactical unity (ekavkyatvam) of sentences such as 'the cloth is red' follows from all the words referring to one thing. The function of the syntactical collocation is to express the connexion of the cloth with the action of being; the connexion of the red colour (with the cloth) on the other hand is denoted by the word 'red' only. And what is ascertained from co- ...
— The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja - Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48 • Trans. George Thibaut

... or "like beasts and common people die?" There is something harsh and grating in the collocation of these words of the "Melancholy Cowley;" yet he meant no harm, for he was a kind, good creature as ever was born, and a true genius. He there has expressed concisely, but too abruptly, the mere ...
— Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 • John Wilson

... nature of the character and the order of the entry. For the art of characters, or other visible notes of words or things, it hath nearest conjugation with grammar, and, therefore, I refer it to the due place; for the disposition and collocation of that knowledge which we preserve in writing, it consisteth in a good digest of common-places, wherein I am not ignorant of the prejudice imputed to the use of common-place books, as causing a retardation of reading, and some sloth or relaxation of memory. But because it is but ...
— The Advancement of Learning • Francis Bacon



Words linked to "Collocation" :   location, position, linguistic unit, collocate, juxtaposition, tessellation, language unit, placement, apposition, emplacement, locating, positioning



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