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[kol-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən/

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

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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