What does collocation mean?
Definitions for collocation
ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃəncol·lo·ca·tion
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a grouping of words in a sentence
juxtaposition, apposition, collocationnoun
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
"it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
(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.
The grouping or juxtaposition of things, especially words or sounds.
Such a specific grouping.
The statistically significant collocation of particular words in a language.
A method of determining coefficients in an expansion so as to nullify the values of an ordinary differential equation at prescribed points.
A service allowing multiple customers to locate network, server, and storage gear, connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, with a minimum of cost and complexity.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: collocatio, Latin.
In the collocation of the spirits in bodies, the collocation is equal or unequal; and the spirits are coacervate or diffused. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 846.
In corpus linguistics, a collocation is a series of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. In phraseology, a collocation is a type of compositional phraseme, meaning that it can be understood from the words that make it up. This contrasts with an idiom, where the meaning of the whole cannot be inferred from its parts, and may be completely unrelated. An example of a phraseological collocation is the expression strong tea. While the same meaning could be conveyed by the roughly equivalent powerful tea, this adjective does not modify tea frequently enough for English speakers to become accustomed to its co-occurrence and regard it as idiomatic or unmarked. (By way of counterexample, powerful is idiomatically preferred to strong when modifying a computer or a car.) There are about six main types of collocations: adjective + noun, noun + noun (such as collective nouns), verb + noun, adverb + adjective, verbs + prepositional phrase (phrasal verbs), and verb + adverb. Collocation extraction is a computational technique that finds collocations in a document or corpus, using various computational linguistics elements resembling data mining.
the act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement
Etymology: [L. collocatio.]
In corpus linguistics, a collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. In phraseology, collocation is a sub-type of phraseme. An example of a phraseological collocation, as propounded by Michael Halliday, is the expression strong tea. While the same meaning could be conveyed by the roughly equivalent *powerful tea, this expression is considered incorrect by English speakers. Conversely, the corresponding expression for computer, powerful computers is preferred over *strong computers. Phraseological collocations should not be confused with idioms, where meaning is derived, whereas collocations are mostly compositional. There are about six main types of collocations: adjective+noun, noun+noun, verb+noun, adverb+adjective, verbs+prepositional phrase, and verb+adverb. Collocation extraction is a task that extracts collocations automatically from a corpus, using computational linguistics.
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The physical placement of two or more detachments, units, organizations, or facilities at a specifically defined location.
The numerical value of collocation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of collocation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- Wortverbindung, KollokationGerman
- kollokáció, állandósult szószerkezetHungarian
- இரட்டைச் சொல்Tamil
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