colligation

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From Latin colligatio.

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colligation ‎(plural colligations)

  1. A binding together.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. (logic) The formulation of a general hypothesis which seeks to connect two or more facts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whewell to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Stuart Mill to this entry?)
  3. (linguistics) The co-occurrence of syntactic categories, usually within a sentence.

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