Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of COLLATION

Pronunciation:  kâ'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
  2. [n]  assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
  3. [n]  a light informal meal

COLLATION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bite, nosh, snack
 See Also: aggregation, assembling, coffee break, collecting, collection, comparing, comparison, meal, refreshment, repast, tea break



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col*la"tion\, n. [OE. collacioun speech, conference,
    reflection, OF. collacion, F. collation, fr. L. collatio a
    bringing together, comparing, fr. collatum (used as the
    supine of conferre); col- + latium (used as the supine of
    ferre to bear), for tlatum. See {Tolerate}, v. t.]
    1. The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one
       copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another
       of a like kind; comparison, in general. --Pope.
    2. (Print.) The gathering and examination of sheets
       preparatory to binding.
    3. The act of conferring or bestowing. [Obs.]
             Not by the collation of the king . . . but by the
             people.                               --Bacon.
    4. A conference. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    5. (Eccl. Law) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice
       by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
    6. (Law)
       (a) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its
           original to ascertain its conformity.
       (b) The report of the act made by the proper officers.
    7. (Scots Law) The right which an heir has of throwing the
       whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into
       one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of
       the same degree of kindred.
    Note: This also obtains in the civil law, and is found in the
          code of Louisiana. --Bouvier.
    8. (Eccles.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or
       other devout work read daily in monasteries.
    9. A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first
       applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied
       the reading of the collation in monasteries.
             A collation of wine and sweetmeats.   --Whiston.
    {Collation of seals} (Old Law), a method of ascertaining the
       genuineness of a seal by comparing it with another known
       to be genuine. --Bouvier.
  2. \Col*la"tion\, v. i.
    To partake of a collation. [Obs.]
          May 20, 1658, I . . . collationed in Spring Garden.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: allocation, allotment, apportionment, arrangement, array, arraying, ascertainment, assurance, bite, certification, check, checking, collocation, comparative scrutiny, confirmation, constitution, cross-check, deployment, determination, disposal, disposition, distribution, ensuring, establishment, form, formation, formulation, light lunch, light meal, light repast, marshaling, nosh, order, ordering, placement, reassurance, reassurement, refreshments, regimentation, snack, spot of lunch, structuring, substantiation, syntax, validation, verification