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Definition assembling information or pages in logical sequence or for comparison
  • collate the data
  • Print ten collated copies.
  • We will post the information as soon as we collect and collate it.
  • We have no official statement of the facts which the reader will find recorded in the next chapter, but they have been carefully collated from letters and...
    Charles Dickens  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale's resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She pushes the button to collate the syllabus but forgets to push the button for staples.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He rose, put down his glass, brushed from his purple viscose waistcoat the crumbs of a considerable collation, and walked towards the door.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She's been collating papers since class started.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • After he had collated a few pages, and bent over them to see better, he began— "Gentlemen!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She had collated the certificates by denominations, the stacks and the franc notes on the desk.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Collate everything we've got so far and file it.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He had prepared a collation for me in the Barnwell parlor, and he too ordered his shopman to "come out of the gangway" as my sacred person passed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Nicole was up in her head now, cool as cool, trying to collate the sentimentalities of her childhood, as deliberate as a man getting drunk after battle.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It's collated this information and analyzed it for relevance.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There are at least four columns filled with bank managers, accountants, loan officers, cotton collate operators.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The agency still spent too much of its money collecting data, Greer thought, and not enough collating it.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • "Carlos, collate la boca," I warn.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • In the early days of telephone, all calls were listened to, notes taken and daily they would be collated and tracked.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • It would be an enormous night reception with palms and an orchestra and all the porches shrouded in canvas, and a collation that made her mouth water in anticipation.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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