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1. A combination in which the components are distinguishable from one another.
2. The bringing of isolated events into a unified experience.
3. The formation of a covalent bond by means of two combining groups.
[L. cum, together, + ligo, to bind]
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These Anglicisms, which include many a 'false friend' (Prado, 2001), often bring about changes in the collocation and colligation patterns of the Spanish host forms and even change their semantic or discourse prosody (3).
Sorting of the KWIC display facilitates the identification of recurrent patterns that can be described in terms of collocation, colligation and semantic preference or association (Sinclair, 2004; Hoey, 2005; Mahlberg, 2005).
He covers sizing up progress in lexicography and its application to the Greek New Testament, a method for applying corpus linguistics to Greek New Testament lexical semantics, making sense out of meaning, defining units of meaning, collocations and colligations, and semantic preference.
In the history of English there were some colligations of certain finite and nonfinite verbs, which Denison (1990: 139) calls "auxiliary verbs" or "modals", and "impersonal verbs", respectively.
Therefore, it is unknown whether an individual's language production is explained by the first principle, ie, by the speaker's or writer idiosyncratic selection word by word, or by frequent collocations and colligations in the language that are linked by the individual, as suggested by the second principle.
Beneficiaries must create relation in international national and networked colligations with each other and its result must be a clear statement of human behavior principles in nature frame that is acceptable for publics.
Both types of evolution consist of immense and successive colligations of factors.