collocation noun definition in Linguistic devices topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

collocation

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
1 [countable] a combination of words in a language, that happens very often and more frequently than would happen by chance ‘Resounding success’ and ‘crying shame’ are English collocations.2 [uncountable] the fact of two or more words often being used together, in a way that happens more frequently than would happen by chance Advanced students need to be aware of the importance of collocation.

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