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[paj-uh-ney-shuh n]
  1. Bibliography. the number of pages or leaves of a book, manuscript, etc., identified in bibliographical description or cataloging.
  2. the figures by which pages are marked to indicate their sequence.
  3. the act of paginating.
  4. Printing.
    1. Also called computer-assisted makeup.a method of computerized page makeup in which copy and graphic elements are manipulated with the aid of a video display terminal.
    2. composition(def 17).
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Origin of pagination

1835–45; < Latin pāgin(a) page1 + -ation
Related formsmis·pag·i·na·tion, nounre·pag·i·na·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for pagination

Historical Examples of pagination

  • The pagination of the original edition has in this been indicated by brackets, as .

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • As in the original, pagination is separate for each section.

  • The six plays were printed as a group and are not included in this pagination.

  • The misprints are numerous and are especially conspicuous in the pagination.

  • The Indexes have been omitted because of the lack of pagination in etext.

Word Origin and History for pagination


"action of marking page numbers," 1841, probably from French pagination (1835), from Latin pagina (see page (n.1)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper