how to pronounce collocation


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collocation is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of collocation


  1. The grouping or juxtaposition of things, especially words or sounds.
  2. Such a specific grouping.
  3. A method of finding an approximate solution of an ordinary differential equation L[y]=0 by determining coefficients in an expansion y(x) = y_{0}(x) + \sum_{l=0}^{q}\alpha_{l} y_{l}(x) so as to make L[y] vanish at prescribed points; the expansion with the coefficients thus found is the sought approximation.
  4. A sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance (i.e., the statistically significant placement of particular words in a language), often representing an established name for, or idiomatic way of conveying, a particular semantic concept.
  5. A service allowing multiple customers to locate network, server, and storage gear and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, at a minimum of cost and complexity.

collocation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word collocation occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics collocation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that collocation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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