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English definition of “collate”

collate

verb [T]     /kəˈleɪt/ US   /ˈkəʊleɪt/
to bring together different pieces of information in order to study and compare them: collate information / data / material collate statistics / figures / results
to collect and arrange the sheets of a report , book , etc. In the correct order : The photocopier will collate the documents for you.
collation noun [S or U]
(Definition of collate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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