- Bibliography. the number of pages or leaves of a book, manuscript, etc., identified in bibliographical description or cataloging.
- the figures by which pages are marked to indicate their sequence.
- the act of paginating.
Origin of pagination
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Examples from the Web for 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.Prefaces to Terence's Comedies and Plautus's Comedies (1694)
The six plays were printed as a group and are not included in this pagination.The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor
Stephen Cullen Carpenter
The misprints are numerous and are especially conspicuous in the pagination.A Life of William Shakespeare
The Indexes have been omitted because of the lack of pagination in etext.Yorkshire Dialect Poems
Word Origin and History for pagination
"action of marking page numbers," 1841, probably from French pagination (1835), from Latin pagina (see page (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper