col·​lat·​ed | \ kə-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce collated (audio) , kä-, kō-; ˈkä-ˌlā-, ˈkō- \

Definition of collated

1 : 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
2a : 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
b : 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

First Known Use of collated

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Collated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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