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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).]
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-)
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]
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.
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.
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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|