Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “collocation” en inglés

See all translations

collocation

noun uk   /ˌkɒl.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑː.lə-/ specialized
B2 [C] ( also collocate ) a word or phrase that is often used with another word or phrase, in a way that sounds correct to people who have spoken the language all their lives, but might not be expected from the meaning: In the phrase "a hard frost", "hard" is a collocation of "frost" and "strong" would not sound natural.B2 [C] the combination of words formed when two or more words are often used together in a way that sounds correct: The phrase "a hard frost" is a collocation. [U] the regular use of some words and phrases with others, especially in a way that is difficult to guess
(Definition of collocation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de collocation
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “collocation” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Palabra del día

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Aprende más 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Aprende más