collate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"collate" in British English

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collateverb [T]

uk   us   /kəˈleɪt/
formal to ​bring together different ​pieces of written ​information so that the ​similarities and ​differences can be ​seen: to collate ​data/​information to ​collect and ​arrange the ​sheets of a ​report, ​book, etc., in the ​correctorder: The ​photocopier will collate the ​documents for you.
(Definition of collate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collate" in American English

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collateverb [I/T]

 us   /kəˈleɪt, ˈkɑl·eɪt, ˈkoʊ·leɪt/
to ​collect and ​arrange in ​correctorder the ​sheets of a ​document: [T] Will the new ​photocopier collate the ​pages?
(Definition of collate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collate" in Business English

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collateverb [T]

uk   /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 ​correctorder: The ​photocopier will collate the ​documents for you.
collation
noun [S or U]
The Central Statistical ​Office has made significant ​improvements to the collation of ​economicdata.
(Definition of collate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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