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collate

[kuh-leyt, koh-, ko-, koh-leyt, kol-eyt] /kəˈleɪt, koʊ-, kɒ-, ˈkoʊ leɪt, ˈkɒl eɪt/
verb (used with object), collated, collating.
1.
to gather or arrange in their proper sequence (the pages of a report, the sheets of a book, the pages of several sets of copies, etc.).
2.
Bookbinding. to verify the arrangement of (the gathered sheets of a book), usually by inspecting the signature at the foot of the first page of each sheet or the mark printed on the back of each sheet or on the spine of each signature.
3.
to compare (texts, statements, etc.) in order to note points of agreement or disagreement.
4.
Bibliography. to verify the number and order of the sheets of (a volume) as a means of determining its completeness.
5.
Computers. to merge (sequenced data from two or more data sets or files) to produce a new sequenced data set or file.
6.
Ecclesiastical. to present by collation, as to a benefice.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin collātus (past participle of conferre to bring together), equivalent to col- col-1 + lā- (suppletive stem of ferre) + -tus past participle ending
Related forms
collatable, adjective
collator, noun
uncollated, adjective
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  • It collated all available data so that informed recommendations could be made on the management and conservation of the species.
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  • But as information is gathered and collated, it is possible to present an interesting summary of this great effort of nature.
  • Such information clearly needed to be collated in a single command center.
  • When driving a car, for example, these many probabilities will be collated to make decisions such as whether or not to brake.
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  • The evaluation forms are collected by the school, and the collated results are explained to the executives.
  • Once collated, such new, complex data streams will be fed back into the platform and out to other interested developers.
  • Three complete sets of unmounted drawings, properly collated and stapled, must be submitted.
British Dictionary definitions for collated

collate

/kɒˈleɪt; kə-/
verb (transitive)
1.
to examine and compare (texts, statements, etc) in order to note points of agreement and disagreement
2.
(in library work) to check the number and order of (the pages of a book)
3.
(bookbinding)
  1. to check the sequence of (the sections of a book) after gathering
  2. a nontechnical word for gather (sense 9)
4.
(often foll by to) (Christianity) to appoint (an incumbent) to a benefice
Word Origin
C16: from Latin collātus brought together (past participle of conferre to gather), from com- together + lātus,past participle of ferre to bring
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Word Origin and History for collated

collate

v.

1610s, from Latin collatus, irregular past participle of conferre "to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + latus (see oblate (n.)), serving as past participle of ferre "to bear" (see infer). Related: Collated; collating.

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