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[paj-uh-neyt] /ˈpædʒ əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), paginated, paginating.
to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number the pages of.
verb (used without object), paginated, paginating.
Computers. to create pages, as with a word-processing program.
Origin of paginate
1880-85; < Latin pāgin(a) page1 + -ate1
Related forms
repaginate, verb (used with object), repaginated, repaginating.
unpaginated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for paginate
  • Please include your name at the top of each page, but do not paginate.
British Dictionary definitions for paginate


(transitive) to number the pages of (a book, manuscript, etc) in sequence Compare foliate
Derived Forms
pagination, noun
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Word Origin and History for paginate

"to mark or number the pages of a publication," 1858 (implied in paginated), back-formation from pagination. Medieval Latin had paginare, but it had another sense. Related: Paginating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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