[paj-uh-ney-shuh n]


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.
  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).

Origin of pagination

1835–45; < Latin pāgin(a) page1 + -ation
Related formsmis·pag·i·na·tion, nounre·pag·i·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for repagination



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper