<networking> /koh'loh-kay`sh*n/ or /koh`loh-kay'sh*n/ (Or
"colocation") Providing network connections such as Internet
leased lines to several servers housed together in a
server room. This is typically provided as a commercial
The hyphenated form is correct and the most common on the web,
followed by "colocation". "collocation" (/ko`loh-kay'sh*n/,
not /koh'-/), is an old word with a similar meaning. It is
common in dictionaries and follows the pattern of other
Latin-derived words like collect, college, and collate, but is
least common on the web.
The verbal form is "to colocate" or "co-locate" (commonly
/koh'loh`kayt/, also (US) /koh`loh'kayt/).
It can be spelled either way. My old local provider used to spell it collocation. Each to their own, but I prefer co-location, colocation or colo. However, the only definition I can find in the dictionary was collocation.
1. To arrange or group together in some kind of order.
Said of a word: to occur frequently alongside another word, often as part of the construction that relates it to its context.
Example: ‘Different' collocates with ‘from' and ‘to', and sometimes with ‘than'
Etymology: 16c: from Latin collocare to place together.