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 (kə-lāt′, kŏl′āt′, kō′lāt′)
tr.v. col·lat·ed, col·lat·ing, col·lates
1. To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
2. To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
3. Printing
a. To examine (gathered sheets) in order to arrange them in proper sequence before binding.
b. To verify the order and completeness of (the pages of a volume).
4. Ecclesiastical To admit (a cleric) to a benefice.

[From Latin collātus, past participle of cōnferre, to bring together : com-, com- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

col·la′tor n.


(kɒˈleɪtə; kəʊ-; ˈkɒleɪtə; ˈkəʊ-)
1. a person or machine that collates texts or manuscripts
2. (Computer Science) computing a device for matching or checking punched cards in separate files and for merging two or more files sorted into the same ordered sequence
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