col·​lat·​ed kə-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce collated (audio)
: arranged, collected, or assembled in the correct order
The PrintStreamer is a 32GB spooler device that enables collated printing of large volumes and has flexible variable data printing capabilities.Noel Jeffrey
: compared critically (as against another version)
Collation is the process of reconciling these transcribed texts, finding the correspondences and variations between them. … Edition is the step during which the collated texts are reviewed for their correspondences and differences …Tara Andrews
also : merged or combined
All variant readings found in the collated versions of the text of the Historical Essays are accounted for … . The standard of collation … is the first published edition. Chris R. Vanden Bossche
: verified and often integrated or arranged by collecting and comparing carefully
used collated data from various studies
… there are no centrally collated figures on how many devices are now in use …John Bingham

Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of collated was in 1644

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Cite this Entry

“Collated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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