Definitions for collator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

col•latekəˈleɪt, koʊ-, kɒ-, ˈkoʊ leɪt, ˈkɒl eɪt(v.t.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. to gather or arrange (pages) in their proper sequence.

  2. to verify the arrangement of (the gathered sheets of a book) before binding.

    Category: Printing

  3. to compare (texts, etc.) critically.

  4. to verify the number and order of the sheets of (a volume) to determine its completeness.

  5. to appoint (a cleric) to a benefice.

    Category: Religion

Origin of collate:

1550–60; < L collātus, ptp. of conferre to bring together; see confer



  1. collator(Noun)

    a person who collates

  2. collator(Noun)

    a machine that selects, merges and matches decks of punch cards; a program that merges files

  3. collator(Noun)

    a police officer who maintains criminal records and analyzes them for intelligence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collator(noun)

    one who collates manuscripts, books, etc

  2. Collator(noun)

    one who collates to a benefice

  3. Collator(noun)

    one who confers any benefit


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