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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: collation

collate

verb
     
col‧late [transitive]
1 formal to gather information together, examine it carefully, and compare it with other information to find any differences
collate information/results/data/figures
A computer system is used to collate information from across Britain.
2 to arrange sheets of paper in the correct order [= sort]
collation noun [uncountable]

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