how to pronounce collocation


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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.