verb (used with object), col·lat·ed, col·lat·ing.
Origin of collate
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This placing is sometimes done by the collator, sometimes by a separate hand.
From the smashing machine it goes to the collator, by whom it is examined to see if any signature is misplaced or left out.The Building of a Book
He has designedly hung in the rearward of the science, and is a collator rather than a critic or an investigator.
The edition is thus separated into its thousand books, which the collator goes over to see that each is perfect.The Booklover and His Books
Harry Lyman Koopman
The collator should check off all plates and maps called for by the table of contents to make sure that the copy is perfect.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
- to check the sequence of (the sections of a book) after gathering
- a nontechnical word for gather (def. 9)