from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who collates
  • n. a machine that selects, merges and matches decks of punch cards; a program that merges files
  • n. a police officer who maintains criminal records and analyzes them for intelligence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who collates manuscripts, books, etc.
  • n. One who collates to a benefice.
  • n. One who confers any benefit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who collates or makes a collation.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The man taking the minutes during the meeting and the collator of the official Nazi figures of Jews in Europe was SS Officer Adolf Eichmann.

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  • The BIU (intel unit) had more staff working day shifts, than I was able to find for most late turns. goes back to the old collator … there was one of him, but nowadays, (mis) information, intelligence and brifings is a growth industry …. on February 8, 2007 at 9: 41 pm | Reply Big Fella in Blue


  • Then civilianisation began to creep in and within no time at all information from the collator became difficult to access, SOCO only attended certain jobs and Admin became a nightmare.

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  • For their one day anniversary, Zeke snuck the graviton collator out of the supply closet yes, you're saying this sounds more like physics than chemistry and I'm sure it would have been called that when you were in school and accumulated enough to mold a little kitty cat for Allison out of gravity.

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  • I'd like to be a thinker & poster of original philosophy, but try as I might I'm so much more comfortable as a collator & indexer!

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  • The duty of a collator is indeed dull, yet, like other tedious tasks, is very necessary; but an emendatory critick would ill discharge his duty, without qualities very different from dulness.

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  • Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist, and the laborious collator some unlucky moment frolicks in conjecture.

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  • But he was also "a shrewd diplomatic bargainer… and an effective collator of briefing papers… an excellent presidential assistant, but he was a follower, not a leader; a brilliant draftsman, not an innovator of conceptual thinking."

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  • The shop was noisy and busy even at this hour; a collator clattered, copiers whirred and clunked, phones rang, and somebody — Charlie?

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  • From the smashing machine it goes to the collator, by whom it is examined to see if any signature is misplaced or left out.

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