In library, information and computer science, collation is the process of assembling written information into a standard order.
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Collation may also have the following meanings:
- Collation (meal), a light meal in some religious traditions
- In succession law, collation is an act of estimating the value of the intestate property
- In ecclesiastical law, collation is the legal process and ritual act by which a parish priest is appointed to his living, especially in Anglicanism
- In textual criticism and bibliography, collation is the process of determining the differences between two or more texts found in the detailed bibliography of a book or the comparison of the physical makeup of two copies of a book
- In printing and photocopying, bookbinding, also called collation, is ordering pages when several copies of a document are bound after printing or copying