from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of collocating or the state of being collocated.
- n. An arrangement or juxtaposition of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur, as rancid butter, bosom buddy, or dead serious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The grouping or juxtaposition of things, especially words or sounds.
- n. Such a specific grouping.
- n. The statistically significant collocation of particular words in a language.
- n. A method of determining coefficients in an expansion so as to nullify the values of an ordinary differential equation at prescribed points.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of collocating or placing together; disposal in a certain order with something else; an arranging.
- n. The state of being placed or ordered along with something else; the manner in which a thing is placed with regard to something else; disposition; arrangement; connection: as, in this collocation the sense of the word is clear.
- n. In civil law, the allocation among creditors of the proceeds of a judicial sale, in satisfaction of their claims; also, the schedule prepared by the court showing the amount due to each.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a grouping of words in a sentence
- n. the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
1605. From Latin collocātiōnem < collocāre. Compare French collocation. (Wiktionary)