[kuh-leyt, koh-, ko-, koh-leyt, kol-eyt]
- to gather or arrange in their proper sequence (the pages of a report, the sheets of a book, the pages of several sets of copies, etc.).
- Bookbinding. to verify the arrangement of (the gathered sheets of a book), usually by inspecting the signature at the foot of the first page of each sheet or the mark printed on the back of each sheet or on the spine of each signature.
- to compare (texts, statements, etc.) in order to note points of agreement or disagreement.
- Bibliography. to verify the number and order of the sheets of (a volume) as a means of determining its completeness.
- Computers. to merge (sequenced data from two or more data sets or files) to produce a new sequenced data set or file.
- Ecclesiastical. to present by collation, as to a benefice.
Origin of collate
1550–60; < Latin collātus (past participle of conferre to bring together), equivalent to col- col-1 + lā- (suppletive stem of ferre) + -tus past participle ending
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Examples from the Web for collate
As a result, prisoners collect, collate, trade and secretly alter cassette tapes of their desired sounds, which are rap and R&B.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
No one can accuse Markram of failing to dream big: He plans to collate all neuroscientific data in one place.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain
July 10, 2014
These I have not sought to collate, which would, indeed, insult his accuracy and care.Ballads of Romance and Chivalry
One of my duties was to collate the evidence in cases for trial.Between the Lines
Henry Bascom Smith
Collate this with the date of the fifth extract made by myself from the newspapers.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
True, none of Aptor, or Hama, but I may be able to collate fragments.The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
Now that all the facts have been set forth, it is time to collate them.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
- to examine and compare (texts, statements, etc) in order to note points of agreement and disagreement
- (in library work) to check the number and order of (the pages of a book)
- to check the sequence of (the sections of a book) after gathering
- a nontechnical word for gather (def. 9)
- (often foll by to) Christianity to appoint (an incumbent) to a benefice
C16: from Latin collātus brought together (past participle of conferre to gather), from com- together + lātus, past participle of ferre to bring
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Word Origin and History for collate
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