• WordNet 3.6
    • n collation careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
    • n collation assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
    • n collation a light informal meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collation (Eccles) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries.
    • Collation A conference.
    • Collation A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation ; -- first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries. "A collation of wine and sweetmeats."
    • Collation The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general.
    • Collation (Law) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.
    • Collation The act of conferring or bestowing. "Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the people."
    • Collation (Print) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.
    • Collation (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
    • Collation (Law) The report of the act made by the proper officers.
    • Collation (Scots Law) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.
    • v. i Collation To partake of a collation. "May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collation The act of collating, or bringing together and comparing; a comparison of one thing with another of a like kind; especially, the comparison of manuscripts or editions of books or of records or statistics.
    • n collation A compilation; specifically, a collection of the lives of the fathers of the church.
    • n collation The act of reading and conversing on the lives of the saints, or the Scriptures: a practice instituted in monasteries by St. Benedict.
    • n collation A conference.
    • n collation A contribution; something to which each of several participators contributes.
    • n collation In the medieval universities, a sort of theological lecture laying down certain propositions without necessarily proving them. It was not a commentary, although it might contain a general analysis of the Book of the Sentences (see sentence) and might begin and end with a text of Scripture.
    • n collation Reasoning; drawing of a conclusion.
    • n collation A repast; a meal: a term originally applied to the refection partaken of by monks in monasteries after the reading of the lives of the saints.
    • n collation The act of conferring or bestowing; a gift.
    • n collation In canon law, the presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who is the ordinary of the benefice, and who at the same time has the benefice in his own gift or patronage, or by neglect of the patron has acquired the patron's rights. When the patron of a church is not a bishop, he presents his clerk for admission, and the bishop institutes him; but if the bishop of the diocese is the patron, his presentation and institution are one act, and are called collation.
    • n collation In civil and Scots law, the real or supposed return of a former advancement to the mass of a decedent's property, made by one heir, that the property may be equitably divided among all the heirs; hotch-pot.
    • collation To partake of a light repast.
    • n collation In bibliog., detailed comparison of a book with a perfect copy, usually by specifying, by signature-marks or other indications, the number of leaves (blank as well as printed) and detachable plates or maps, present or absent, in the copy examined, as compared with a perfect copy. The process is usual in the case of all valuable books, especially old ones, it being a highly probable assumption that any book in hand is imperfect.
    • n collation In bookbinding, the examination of the folded sections (signatures) of a book for the purpose of discovering omissions or misplacements of sections.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Collation act of collating: a bringing together for examination and comparison: presentation to a benefice: a repast between meals, from the habit of reading the collationes or lives of the Fathers during meals in monasteries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. collacioun, speech, conference, reflection, OF. collacion, F. collation, fr. L. collatio, a bringing together, comparing, fr. collatum,used as the supine of conferre,); col-, + latium,used as the supine of ferre, to bear), for tlatum,. See Tolerate (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conferre, collatumcon, together, ferre, to bring.


In literature:

Mother, the exhibition is over, and I have brought the whole class home to the collation.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
Dolby provided a superb cold collation and "the best of drinks," and we dined in the carriage, and I made him laugh all the way.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
The details of the collation follow those of the Second Issue described above in every particular.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
The text has been taken from the edition of 1732, collated with the first impression in 1628.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
In the case of early printed books or manuscripts, which are often not paged, special knowledge is needed for their collation.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Perhaps, by a collation of passages and dates, we may reach a probable explanation.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
What copies are to be taken for texts, and how many copies of each are to be collated?
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
An elegant collation was prepared.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Collated with the original, which is in the archives of my office, and I refer to it.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
Some time after, Madame de Chevreuse invited the Queen to a collation in the public garden of Renard.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
As far as legislation therefore is concerned, the attempt to secure competence by 'collation' is an absurdity.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
Collated, and Enlarged, 10s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
Hale, has published his collation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Methinks, a light collation, with me, in the Imperial tent, should not be refused.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
By constant study he made them his own, and with loving care collated and edited the texts.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
A new edition collated and enlarged.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Collation: Title, A1 (verso blank).
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Collation: Title, A2 (verso blank).
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
Mrs Arnold Glover has kindly collated a copy of the quarto in the Dyce collection; Mr R.F.
"Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)" by Francis Beaumont
Most carefully collated with the edition containing the author's last additions and corrections.
"George Cruikshank" by W. H. Chesson

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:

As well our SCM and brightest supergiant distance estimates, derived in §§4.1 and 4.2 respectively, we have collated three kinematic and two other brightest supergiant distance estimates from the literature.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
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
NGC 6981, and the reader should not need to refer elsewhere in order to collate the pertinent information on these variables.
CCD time-series photometry of the globular cluster NGC 6981: Variable star census and physical parameter estimates
We collate together some results which we require.
The complexities of some simple modules of the symmetric groups
We collate together some well-known results about complexities of modules of finite group algebras.
The complexities of some simple modules of the symmetric groups
Project-wide IP policies, supporting documents and the IP toolkits described below will be collated into a clear and concise set of rules and guidelines that shall be circulated to all beneficiaries and linked TTOs electronically once it has been produced.
We’re now ready to collate all the estimates needed to prove Theorem 9.2.
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
Further, in order to collate the obtained result with forthcoming estimations, one has to continue it to the region of three active quarks.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
However, in order to collate this result with the previous estimations of the parameter ΛQCD , one has to continue it to the region of three active quarks (the s quark mass100 ms = (117.5 ± 37.5) MeV has been employed here).
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Further material was obtained from an internet discussion forum popular within the financial markets [Wilmott, 2005]. The author has collated and edited the contributions and provides a summary and conclusion.
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London
The list of searches that are included in the program (too long to reproduce here) makes for an impressive and valuable collation of information.
Moriond 2009, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Theory Summary
Exact computation of such aggregates can be prohibitively resource-intensive: Data sets are often too large to be either stored for long time periods or to be collated across many locations.
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
Dispersed weights model: Any scalable algorithm must decouple the processing of different assignments – collating dispersed-weights data to obtain explicit key/vector-weight representation is too expensive.
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
These tests can be collated to identify congested links.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing