One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or machine that collates.
- ‘A central role in the system was given to the collator, the station-based officer whose task was to assemble and monitor the information provided from the streets.’
- ‘Peter Brierley, probably Britain's foremost collator of religious statistics, has conducted a number of nation-wide censuses and surveys of church attendance in England, Wales and Scotland.’
- ‘For the moment, Sean-Paul has continued to serve as a collator of war-related news.’
- ‘If Moore's work is examined in the context of the revival as a whole, however, he emerges as an onlooker, a collator, rather than an active fieldworker.’
- ‘To redress this imbalance, the film-makers became simultaneously producers, collators and distributors of this history.’
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