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COLLOCATION, French law. The act by which the creditors of an estate are arranged in the order in which they are to be paid according to law. The order in which the creditors-are placed, is also called collocation. Merl. Rep. h.t. Vide Marshalling Assets.

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The first exposure to the 28 target collocations in Treatment 1 was the test of the ILH.
In the first half of Treatment 3, participants reread three of the texts from Treatment 2 that contained 14 target collocations and were tasked to suggest a new title for each text as it had been deleted.
The extraction of extended term-embedding collocations is based on computing collocates of the chosen nodes and analysing their patterns by means of Wordlist and Concordance in Wordsmith Tools 6.0.
The extraction of extended term-embedding collocations was at first intended to start from the wordlist of each corpus ordered in terms of frequency.
While many of our remarks and observations hold for all or many of the MWEs subclasses, we will mostly be concerned with collocations, taken here broadly as the association of two lexical units in a particular grammatical configuration.
This, however, may turn out to be a complicated task if you consider what I will refer to as the syntactic flexibility of many MWEs, limited here (for collocations) to the three following cases (see Sag et al.(2002):
(10) ritm-in-is, -e / ritm-ing-as, -a (118 collocations in total) 'rhythmic(al)' (24 coinciding collocations)
(11) ritm-ing-as, -a / ritm-isk-as, -a 'rhythmic(al)' (30 coinciding collocations)
The first stage output pairs of words are used in the second step to create n-gram collocations. This step analyzes all sentences including pair words and distribution of words and POSs (Part-of-speech) of position surrendering these bi-gram words.
An accurate collocation solution of the integral equations on polygonal boundaries in the meridian plane, is in focus of the research.
On the importance of collocations it can be said that while attaching due significance to the inclusion of lexical items in EFL syllabus, highlighting the importance of collocations is a necessity.
It is a consensus that the ways one defines collocation influences our understanding of semantic prosody.