[ paj-uh-neyt ]
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verb (used with object),pag·i·nat·ed, pag·i·nat·ing.
  1. 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.

verb (used without object),pag·i·nat·ed, pag·i·nat·ing.
  1. Computers. to create pages, as with a word-processing program.

Origin of paginate

1880–85; <Latin pāgin(a) page1 + -ate1

Other words from paginate

  • re·pag·i·nate, verb (used with object), re·pag·i·nat·ed, re·pag·i·nat·ing.
  • un·pag·i·nat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby paginate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for paginate


/ (ˈpædʒɪˌneɪt) /

  1. (tr) to number the pages of (a book, manuscript, etc) in sequence: Compare foliate

Derived forms of paginate

  • pagination, noun

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