Meaning of COLLATION in English

COLLATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˈlā-shən, kä-, kō- ]

noun

Date: 14th century

1.

[Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collation-, collatio, from Late Latin, conference, from Latin, bringing together, comparison, from conferre (past participle collatus ) to bring together — more at confer , tolerate ]

a. : a light meal allowed on fast days in place of lunch or supper

b. : a light meal

2.

[Middle English, from Latin collation-, collatio ]

: the act, process, or result of collating

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