collocation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n collocation the act of positioning close together (or side by side) "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
    • n collocation a grouping of words in a sentence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collocation (Linguistics) a combination of related words within a sentence that occurs more frequently than would be predicted in a random arrangement of words; a combination of words that occurs with sufficient frequency to be recongizable as a common combination, especially a pair of words that occur adjacent to each other. Also called stable collocation. Combinations of words having intervening words between them, such as verb and object pairs, may also be collocations.
    • Collocation The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement. "The choice and collocation of words."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collocation The act of collocating or placing together; disposal in a certain order with something else; an arranging.
    • n collocation The state of being placed or ordered along with something else; the manner in which a thing is placed with regard to something else; disposition; arrangement; connection: as, in this collocation the sense of the word is clear.
    • n collocation In civil law, the allocation among creditors of the proceeds of a judicial sale, in satisfaction of their claims; also, the schedule prepared by the court showing the amount due to each.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Collocation act of collocating: disposition in place: arrangement
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. collocatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. collocāre, -ātum, col, together, locāre, to place.

Usage

In literature:

De Cagotis tollendis, to collocate his Summum Bonum, in Braguibus, et Braguetis.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Because "The Little Old Red School-house" is more than a mere collocation of words, accurately descriptive.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
We cannot more simply do this than by considering the proper collocation of the substantive and adjective.
"The Philosophy of Style" by Herbert Spencer
Then they are doing each other harm, at a rapid rate, by their collocation.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
Is not this a vivid collocation of figures?
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He could hear an angry collocation.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
The collocation is somewhat too singular.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
He has accordingly elected to replace his first two names by the ingenious and harmonious collocation of Thomas Habakkuk.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
This is a matter not of government, but of collocation.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Oh, if there is an absurd collocation of words, it is that!
"A Day's Ride A Life's Romance" by Charles James Lever
This is a matter not of government, but of collocation.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The whole question is whether the initial collocation was due to chance or to purpose.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
The derivative law in this case depends not solely on laws, but on a collocation; and collocations cannot be reduced to any law.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
But nothing, no collocation of invented circumstances seemed capable of baffling Miss Fisher.
"The Storm Centre" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It was a singular collocation or coincidence of circumstances, and painful as singular.
"The Finger of Fate" by Mayne Reid
Many contentions have heretofore arisen out of such collocation; and thus occurred also the Marching-Forth from Giessen in the year 1819.
"The Student-Life of Germany" by William Howitt
The absence of the passive in most, if not all, American tongues is supplied by similar inadequate collocations of words.
"The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt" by Daniel G. Brinton
And yet, although the words were all familiar enough, their collocation mystified her.
"The Adventures of a Widow" by Edgar Fawcett
Whereas Descartes made the union between them a violent collocation, Geulincx practically called it a miracle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
Who fore-ordered this collocation and sequence?
"Beethoven's Symphonies Critically Discussed" by Alexander Teetgen
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In news:

Board members also expressed concern about potential collocation of antennas atop CCA.
Next year will see CPhI Worldwide and its collocated events return to Frankfurt (Germany).
It's also possible the fourth alternative gets folded into the third "collocation" alternative, Cernicek said.
""Done with work so im spending the rest of my day going through my house to collocate everything i dont need to send to the #sandy victims.
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In science:

The error Ehdmr depends on the choice of the most active dimensions J , the error Ecol depends on the number of collocation points and random dimensions, and the error Ems relies on the coarse mesh size h and the approximation of the boundary conditions (4.6) and (4.8) to ˆusg (ΘJ ) and ˆusg (θi ), respectively.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
We evaluate the flow model’s outputs at the collocation points and use the associate weights to compute the mean and standard deviation of the outputs.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
Similarly, Smadja (1993) uses a six content word window to extract significant collocations. A range of windowed training schemes are employed below.
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
Analysis of Japanese Compound Nouns using Collocational Information.
Corpus Statistics Meet the Noun Compound: Some Empirical Results
Note that there exists an isomorphism between the coefficients ak (t), bk (t) and the values u(xj , t) of the function at the collocation points.
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
The space derivatives are computed in the coefficients space and the computation uses the value of the function on al l collocation points.
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
The circles denote the values at the collocation points xn .
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
Pointwise Mutual Information (PMI) has primarily been applied to analysis of collocation, but there have been some applications to co-occurrence analysis [1, 2]. I believe that the novelty in PMI-IR is mainly the observation that PMI can exploit IR.
Mining the Web for Synonyms: PMI-IR versus LSA on TOEFL
Thus it is straightforward to transform between the spectral coefficients ˜uk (t) and the function values at the collocation points u(xi , t).
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
Here, ∆x is the minimum distance between collocation points.
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
For this test we vary the resolution in the xdimension, and we fix the resolution to three collocation points in each of the y - and z -dimensions.
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
We find behavior comparable to the sinusoidal case, although as expected, more collocation points in the xdirection are needed to resolve the solution spatially (but we still use only a single point in each of the y - and z dimensions).
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
By virtue of the transformation Eqs. (13) and (14), the errors are initially exactly zero at the collocation points.
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
The spatial truncation error is nonzero of course, even at the initial time; it manifests itself by a deviation of the truncated series expansion from the analytic solution between collocation points.
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
This is also true when comparing at intervals of 1/N of a crossing time if the number of collocation points in the direction of the wave’s travel is divisible by N .
Testing the Accuracy and Stability of Spectral Methods in Numerical Relativity
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