- the action of collating something；a light informal meal
noun: collation, plural noun: collations
- 1. the action of collating something data management and collation
- 2. formal a light informal meal lunch was a collation of salami, olives, and rye bread a cold collation
- ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) a light meal allowed during a fast.
- the action of collating something: data management and collation
Oxford American Dictionary