Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A binding together.
  • n. The formulation of a general hypothesis which seeks to connect two or more facts.
  • n. The co-occurrence of syntactic categories, usually within a sentence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A binding together.
  • n. That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A binding or twisting together.
  • n. In logic, the binding together of facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all.
  • n. In psychology, a form of mental connection or association in which the constituent elements, after combination, are as distinct as (or even more distinct than) they were or would be in isolation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
  • n. the state of being joined together

Etymologies

From Latin colligatio. (Wiktionary)

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