Collocative



[kol-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of .
2.
the state or manner of being .
3.
the arrangement, especially of words in a sentence.
4.
Linguistics. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime.
/ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a grouping together of things in a certain order, as of the words in a sentence
n.

mid-15c., from Latin collocationem (nominative collocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of collocare (see collocate). Linguistics sense is attested from 1940.

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