collocation

Definitions of collocation
1

n the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

Synonyms:
apposition, juxtaposition
Types:
tessellation
the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
Type of:
emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
the act of putting something in a certain place

n a grouping of words in a sentence

Type of:
language unit, linguistic unit
one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

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