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col·la·tion(kə-lā′shən, kŏ-, kō-)
1. The act or process of collating.
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).]
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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
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col•la•tion(kəˈleɪ ʃən, koʊ-, kɒ-)
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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Collationthings 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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||collation - a light informal meal |
refreshment - snacks and drinks served as a light meal
nosh - (Yiddish) a snack or light meal
|2.||collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence|
|3.||collation - careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement|
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