collocation

[ kol-uh-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of collocating.
the state or manner of being collocated.
the arrangement, especially of words in a sentence.
Linguistics. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime.

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Origin of collocation

1595–1605; <Latin collocātiōn- (stem of collocātiō), equivalent to collocāt(us) (see collocate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM collocation

col·lo·ca·tion·al, col·lo·ca·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for collocation

collocation
/ (ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence
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