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COLLATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does collation mean? 

COLLATION (noun)
  The noun COLLATION has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COLLATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COLLATION (noun)


Sense 1collation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light informal meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

collation; snack; bite

Hypernyms ("collation" is a kind of...):

meal; repast (the food served and eaten at one time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "collation"):

refreshment (snacks and drinks served as a light meal)

nosh ((Yiddish) a snack or light meal)

coffee break; tea break (a snack taken during a break in the work day)


Sense 2collation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("collation" is a kind of...):

aggregation; assembling; collecting; collection (the act of gathering something together)


Sense 3collation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("collation" is a kind of...):

comparing; comparison (examining resemblances or differences)


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