Polyword vs. Collocation

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Difference Between Polyword and Collocation

Polywordnoun

(linguistics) A phrase that acts like a single word.

Collocationnoun

The act of collocating or the state of being collocated.

Collocationnoun

An arrangement or juxtaposition of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur, as rancid butter, bosom buddy, or dead serious.

Collocationnoun

(uncountable) The grouping or juxtaposition of things, especially words or sounds.

Collocationnoun

(countable) Such a specific grouping.

Collocationnoun

A sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance (i.e., the statistically significant placement of particular words in a language), often representing an established name for, or idiomatic way of conveying, a particular semantic concept.

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Collocationnoun

(mathematics) A method of finding an approximate solution of an ordinary differential equation $L\left[y\right]=0$ by determining coefficients in an expansion $y(x) = y_{0}(x) + \sum_{l=0}^{q}\alpha_{l} y_{l}(x)$ so as to make $L\left[y\right]$ vanish at prescribed points; the expansion with the coefficients thus found is the sought approximation.

Collocationnoun

(computing) A service allowing multiple customers to locate network, server, and storage gear and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, at a minimum of cost and complexity.

Collocationnoun

a grouping of words in a sentence

Collocationnoun

the act of positioning close together (or side by side);

it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors