Translation of "collocation" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən/

B2 a word or phrase that sounds natural and correct when it is used with another word or phrase

bir sözcük veya ifadenin başka sözcüklerle kullanıldığında tabii görünmesi
In the phrase 'a hard frost', 'hard' is a collocation of 'frost', and 'strong' would not sound natural.

the combination of words formed when two or more words are frequently used together in a way that sounds natural

tabii gözüken iki ya da daha fazla sözcüklerin uyumu, ahengi
The phrase 'a hard frost' is a collocation.

(Translation of “collocation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)