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col·la·tion

(kə-lā′shən, kŏ-, kō-)
n.
1. The act or process of collating.
2.
a. A light meal permitted on fast days.
b. A light meal.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin collātiō, collātiōn-, a bringing together, from collātus, past participle of cōnferre, to bring together; see confer. Sense 2, from Middle English, evening gathering in a monastery for reading saints' lives, homilies, etc., at which a light meal was served, from Late Latin collātiōnēs, plural of collātiō, conference (perhaps specifically in Collationes patrum in scetica eremo commorantium ("Conferences with the Egyptian Hermits"), title of a work about early Christian ascetics written by St. John Cassian (c. 360-435 AD), Roman Christian monk and theologian, that was read in Benedictine monasteries to the assembled monks before compline and may have given its name to the gatherings).]

collation

(kɒˈleɪʃən; kə-)
n
1. the act or process of collating
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) a description of the technical features of a book
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church a light meal permitted on fast days
4. (Cookery) any light informal meal
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the appointment of a clergyman to a benefice

col•la•tion

(kəˈleɪ ʃən, koʊ-, kɒ-)

n.
1. the act of collating; fact or result of being collated.
2. the verification of the number and order of the leaves and signatures of a volume.
3. a light meal, esp. one that may be permitted on a fast day.
4. (in a monastery) the practice of reading and conversing on the lives of the saints or the Scriptures at the close of the day.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]

collation

In intelligence usage, a step in the processing phase of the intelligence cycle in which the grouping together of related items of information provides a record of events and facilitates further processing. See also intelligence cycle.

Collation

 things brought together, as different varieties or denominations of money, of food, etc., the possessions of a person. See also contribution, hotch-potch.
Examples: collation of chicken; of food (e.g., cold collation); of money, 1382; of salad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collation - a light informal mealcollation - a light informal meal    
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
refreshment - snacks and drinks served as a light meal
nosh - (Yiddish) a snack or light meal
coffee break, tea break - a snack taken during a break in the work day; "a ten-minute coffee break"; "the British have tea breaks"
2.collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
3.collation - careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
comparing, comparison - the act of examining resemblances; "they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator"
Translations

collation

[kəˈleɪʃən] N
1. [of texts] → cotejo m
2. (= meal) → colación f

collation

[kɒˈleɪʃən kəˈleɪʃən] n
[data] → collationnement f
(old-fashioned) (= meal) → collation f

collation

n
(= collating)Vergleich m, → Kollationieren nt; (Typ) → Kollationieren nt, → Zusammentragen nt
(form: = meal) → Imbiss m

collation

[kəˈleɪʃn] n
a. (of information) → collazione f
b. (frm) (light meal) → pasto leggero
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