Definitions for collator
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word collator
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
col•latekəˈleɪt, koʊ-, kɒ-, ˈkoʊ leɪt, ˈkɒl eɪt(v.t.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to gather or arrange (pages) in their proper sequence.
to verify the arrangement of (the gathered sheets of a book) before binding.
to compare (texts, etc.) critically.
to verify the number and order of the sheets of (a volume) to determine its completeness.
to appoint (a cleric) to a benefice.
Origin of collate:
1550–60; < L collātus, ptp. of conferre to bring together; see confer
a person who collates
a machine that selects, merges and matches decks of punch cards; a program that merges files
a police officer who maintains criminal records and analyzes them for intelligence
one who collates manuscripts, books, etc
one who collates to a benefice
one who confers any benefit
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