Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: collocation
IPA transcription: [kɑlək'eɪʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: juxtaposition, apposition, collocation
    Meaning: the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
  • Synonyms: collocation
    Meaning: a grouping of words in a sentence
Usage examples
  • This most attractive asterism, which has never ceased to fascinate the imagination of Christendom since it was first devoutly described by the early explorers of the South, is but a passing collocation of brilliant stars.