Collocation Definition

kŏlō-kāshən
collocations
noun
collocations
A collocating or being collocated; specif., an arrangement, as of words in a sentence.
Webster's New World
An arrangement or juxtaposition of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur, as rancid butter, bosom buddy, or dead serious.
American Heritage
The definition of collocation refers to a group of words that often go together or that are likely to occur together.
Two words that often go together, such as light sleeper or early riser are an example of collocation.
YourDictionary
(countable) Such a specific grouping.
Wiktionary

(linguistics, translation studies) The statistically significant collocation of particular words in a language.

Wiktionary
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In telecommunications, referring to the placement of the equipment of a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) or Internet service provider (ISP) in the incumbent LEC's (ILEC's) central office (CO). A collocation arrangement generally requires that the ILEC provide a separately area, such as a cage, for the CLEC or ISP to secure its termination equipment, switches, routers, and other equipment. See also CLEC, CO, ILEC, and ISP.

Webster's New World Telecom
A physical arrangement in which things are placed close together.
Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Collocation

Noun

Singular:
collocation
Plural:
collocations

Origin of Collocation

  • The technical sense in linguistics was established 1951, although it may have been used this way earlier.

    From Wiktionary

  • 1605. From Latin collocātiōnem < collocāre. Compare French collocation.

    From Wiktionary

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