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From Latin colligatio.
colligation (plural colligations)
- A binding together.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
- (logic) The formulation of a general hypothesis which seeks to connect two or more facts.
- (linguistics) The co-occurrence of syntactic categories, usually within a sentence.
co-occurrence of syntactic categories