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[kuh-leyt, koh-, ko-, koh-leyt, kol-eyt] /kəˈleɪt, koʊ-, kɒ-, ˈkoʊ leɪt, ˈkɒl eɪt/

verb (used with object), collated, collating.
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.).
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.
to compare (texts, statements, etc.) in order to note points of agreement or disagreement.
Bibliography. to verify the number and order of the sheets of (a volume) as a means of determining its completeness.
Computers. to merge (sequenced data from two or more data sets or files) to produce a new sequenced data set or file.
Ecclesiastical. to present by , as to a benefice.
/kɒˈleɪt; kə-/
verb (transitive)
to examine and compare (texts, statements, etc) in order to note points of agreement and disagreement
(in library work) to check the number and order of (the pages of a book)

(often foll by to) (Christianity) to appoint (an incumbent) to a benefice

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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    [kol-uh-keyt] /ˈkɒl əˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), collocated, collocating. 1. to set or place together, especially side by side. 2. to arrange in proper order: to collocate events. verb (used without object), collocated, collocating. 3. Linguistics. to enter into a . noun 4. Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another. /ˈkɒləˌkeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) […]

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    [kol-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒl əˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state or manner of being . 3. the arrangement, especially of words in a sentence. 4. Linguistics. a co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform with operation or commit with crime. /ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. a grouping together of things in a certain order, […]

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