pag·​i·​na·​tion ˌpa-jə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce pagination (audio)
: the action of paging : the condition of being paged
: the numbers or marks used to indicate the sequence of pages (as of a book)
: the number and arrangement of pages or an indication of these

Examples of pagination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pagination pages of PIN-UP. Diana Budds, Curbed, 18 Nov. 2021 Create a draft layout for the text, images and pagination. Yasmin Walter, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 With the arrival of the printing press (and pagination) a couple of centuries later, the index became an accepted feature of books. Ben Yagoda, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 Insider’s Joseé Rose started out working on pagination at the Wall Street Journal. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 6 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of pagination was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Pagination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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