• WordNet 3.6
    • v collate compare critically; of texts
    • v collate to assemble in proper sequence "collate the papers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collate To bestow or confer.
    • Collate To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement. "I must collage it, word, with the original Hebrew."
    • Collate To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.
    • v. i Collate (Ecl) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary. "If the bishop neglets to collate within six months, the right to do it devolves on the archbishop."
    • Collate (Eccl) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; -- followed by to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • collate To bring together and compare; examine critically, noting points of agreement and disagreement: applied particularly to manuscripts and books: as, to collate all the manuscripts of a classical author.
    • collate To confer or bestow a benefice on by collation: followed by to.
    • collate To bestow or confer.
    • collate In bookbinding, to verify the arrangement of, as the sheets of a book after they have been gathered. It is usually done by counting and inspecting the signatures at the foot of the first page of each sheet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Collate kol-āt′ to bring together for comparison: to examine and compare, as books, and esp. old manuscripts: to place in or confer a benefice upon: to place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Collation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conferre, collatumcon, together, ferre, to bring.


In literature:

Here the company partook of a grand collation.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
He said the arm-chairs were good, the collation good, and the free rides to stockholders pleasant.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
All appeared in full-dress uniform, and a bountiful collation was served.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Collated, Arranged, and Edited by his Daughter, with a Preface and Notes by his Son.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
After a discourse by one of the chaplains, there was a collation.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Directly the guests had left, the family sat down to a cold collation, instead of a regular dinner.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
It took Mrs. Tupps and David fully a week to consume the remnants of this collation.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
B. C., which collates and makes composite photographs of them for the instruction of captains.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
The Indian assures me that the admittance into jail of such a collation augurs well.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Tom and Robert on board the ship were arranging for the collation.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin

In poetry:

No Persian monarch ever knew,
Nor cou'd, at a collation, shew
Such costly cates, such curious cheer,
As at our Saviour's board appear.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
"Well, boys," he said, "where’s the collation?
I’m hungry, let us eat some though."
"All gone!" they said, and then Starvation,
(Who is not lazy) laid Nit low.
"Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; III:" by Ellis Parker Butler
"Then I rose when the east with Aurora was ruddy;
Took a plunge in my Pliny; collated a play;
No breakfast I ate, for I found in each study
A collation which lasted me all through the day.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling
Collating bones: I would have liked to do.
Henry would have been hot at that.
I missed his profession.
As a little boy I always thought
'I'm an archeologist'; who
could be more respected peaceful serious than that?
"Dream Song 30: "Collating bones: I would have liked to do"" by John Berryman

In news:

While chocolate bar s are usually grouped with the aid of grouping chains or race-track collators, this machine uses four-axis robots to complete the process.
We ranked Europe's 10 Most Idyllic Places To Live by collating the top picks of a panel of six experts in the fields of travel and relocation, including Charles Smith, UK manager of Sotheby's International.
Collated strip nails for 20-degree full round-head framing nailers are typically held together by rigid plastic strips that can transform into mini projectiles and pile up underfoot like so many ball bearings.
In addition to folding, stitching and trimming collated output into a finished booklet, the system verifies the integrity of individual booklets.
Watch how tapered cups are collated in high-speed and slo-mo.
First released by MusicMasters between 1993 and 1995 as single or double CDs, the five concerts collated here in a packaged set of six discs span the Ellington band's activities between 1946 and 1964.
Thrifty White Pharmacy has been able to hone its pharmacy workflow and develop innovative medication programs for patients with the help of an automated image verification and collation system from TCGRx.
The open source intelligence platform Maltego shows the power of collating publicly available information.
The novel is epistolary in structure: that is, it purports to be a collection of real diaries that were kept by the protagonists and later collated.
Double- Sided , Collated and Recycled.
From Duplo USA Corp. Duplo USA Corporation (Booth 2617) is demonstrating its new DKT-200 two-knife trimmer configured with a System 5000 collating and bookletmaking system.

In science:

If we save each sample and its likelihood value, we can then collate the results of multiple runs, and sort the resulting samples by their likelihood values.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
This reduces the collater al damage significantly, i.e., by ∼ 50%.
Optimal Source-Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic
The collating formula is a purely mathematical result and its derivation is independent of string theory or quantum field theory.
Pure Spinor Integration from the Collating Formula
The path integral approach shows how the jumps in the measure passing from one patch to another yield boundary terms which can be removed by adding contributions to the measure reproducing the collating formula.
Pure Spinor Integration from the Collating Formula
In sec. 3 we discuss the mathematical Collating Formula.
Pure Spinor Integration from the Collating Formula