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.
In EJB collocation means that the enterprise bean is deployed on the same node as its client. In other words they are located in the same JVM.
The environment that words are commonly found in. The tightest sort of collocation is an idiom, a set expression; you can't alter the expression "You must be joking!" (? "You must be walking!") - it's fixed. But, taking the example of the word "drive" : although it is often found with "car", it's also found with "sheep" ,"cows" and "bargains" (but the bargains have to be "hard").
The likelihood of co-occurrence between words. It is very likely that `blonde' will occur with 'hair', but unlikely that it will occur with 'wallpaper'; 'blonde' and 'hair' are said to collocate.
A collocation is a combination of words (most frequently of two words) that are commonly used together. Some examples of collocations are: heavy rain (â€˜strongâ€™ rain, for example, is not a collocation), make a promise (not say/do/tell, etc.), reach an agreement, tennis court, cricket pitch, dead slow, on television. Important collocations are often included in examples, sometimes highlighted in bold type.
patterns of words appearing together. (*) (+) collocate: to appear together, or words that appear together. (In the collocations 'apple tree', 'apple pie', and 'Adam's apple', 'apple' collocates with 'tree', 'pie', and 'Adam's'. They are collocates.)
phrases composed of words that co-occur for lexical rather than semantic reasons, for example, a heavy smoker is one who smokes a great deal, but someone who writes a great deal is not a heavy writer. This seems to be a lexical fact, not related to the meanings of smoker or writer.
When two words often go together (i.e. one often follows the other in speech or writing), they are said to collocate with each other. For example, an adjective that often collocates with rain is heavy (not big). Heavy rain, therefore, is a collocation.
a grouping of words in a sentence
the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
a habitual word combination
an arbitrary and recurrent word combination
a phrase of two or more words which are generally used together to produce a special meaning
a word pair, in this case adjective and noun, that always goes together
The likelihood that a particular word will occur in the neighborhood of another word. This tendency can be exploited by commercial names. The words 'spick' and 'span' are an example of collocation. We also associate 'baa' with 'sheep' and 'moo' with 'cow'.
this term refers to the way in which some words are frequently used together, e.g. you can 'settle a bill' but not 'agree a bill' because agree and bill are not collocations of one another
A group of words that usually describe a concept, an object or an action. A collocation, for example "sliding wheel" or "law on banks" is considered - on a level of terminology - to be a self-contained term, and will appear as such in a glossary. Automatic searching for collocations in the source text makes it possible to create a glossary prior to translation. However, the relevant tools are as yet not sufficiently efficient to be marketed (and the clients are far from numerous!). FXM is working on this concept in collaboration with researchers.
This is where two or more words naturally go with each other, for example, strong wind, heavy rain, sour milk.
The tendency for words to occur regularly with others: sit/chair, house/garage.
Collocation refers to the occurrence of words adjacently more often than would be expected by chance. For more information... Databench
A collocation in WordNet is a string of two or more words, connected by spaces or hyphens. Examples are: man-eating shark, blue-collar, depend on, line of products. In the database files spaces are represented as underscore () characters.
The grouping together of things in a certain order. As in the grouping together of words to form a sentence.
Group of words associated together as an expression in the lexicon. Our class has decided "in this particular case" is a collocation in McGowan's idiolect.
Within the area of corpus linguistics, collocation is defined as a sequence of words or terms which co-occur more often than would be expected by chance.