- to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number the pages of.
- Computers. to create pages, as with a word-processing program.
Origin of paginate
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- (tr) to number the pages of (a book, manuscript, etc) in sequenceCompare foliate
Word Origin and History for paginate
"to mark or number the pages of a publication," 1858 (implied in paginated), back-formation from pagination. Medieval Latin had paginare, but it had another sense. Related: Paginating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper