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Meaning of collocation

col•lo•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (kol"u-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of collocating.
  2. the state or manner of being collocated.
  3. the arrangement, esp. of words in a sentence.
  4. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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