Definition of pagination in English:



  • [mass noun] The sequence of numbers assigned to pages in a book or periodical.

    ‘later editions are identical in text and pagination’
    • ‘The section of notes, by the way, contains no references to the book's pagination, and it can be quite a struggle to find a note when you think you need one (which may or may not be there in the end).’
    • ‘The print dialog box provides several additional options including image scaling, pagination, paper orientation and print color.’
    • ‘The present edition has been typeset afresh, with continuous pagination.’
    • ‘‘Essentially, the decision to remove business as a stand alone section and put it inside the book was about reducing pagination costs,’ said Schmidtke.’
    • ‘But readers may find it difficult to follow the brief explanatory notes, which are keyed to pagination, but neither indicated nor signalled on the relevant pages.’
    • ‘I shall therefore confine myself to setting out, with pagination, the passages which he contends are libellous of him (as well as highly damaging to his reputation as a serious historian).’
    • ‘The pagination will drop, probably to an average of 230 pages per issue, he adds.’
    • ‘The pagination system used is somewhat confusing as some page numbers were missing in my copy.’
    • ‘In particular he committed the paper to greatly increased pagination, funded by classified advertising.’
    • ‘All these editions have their own pagination but retain the letters in their original sequence.’
    • ‘The journal's continuous pagination through each volume makes this datum redundant, of course.’
    • ‘Furthermore, in order not to disturb the original pagination, the first page of this footnote began 63 pages later than the preceding page.’
    • ‘Tynan, in contrast, creates a prefacing section entitled ‘Early Irish Writers,’ whose pagination in roman numerals underlines its marginality, and in which shortened biographical sketches are included without any excerpted texts.’
    • ‘Details of mistakes in pagination and in signature numbering, very frequent in this corpus, are given in full.’
    • ‘While I understand it may be difficult to cite the exact page number (since the pagination is not set until all other changes are made) it should be possible.’
    • ‘To even begin to establish the edition I would need to do a collation, so that I could identify it, based on its format, pagination, typography, and the like, by comparing it with Online and printed bibliographic sources.’
    • ‘Quinn is preparing for a redesign of The Irish Catholic, which will expand its pagination by four pages, making it a 24-page publication.’
    • ‘The selection of the material to cover was well thought out and although the pagination of the content could be improved, topic areas worked well together and the material built upon itself.’
    • ‘From cover design to content and pagination, it is all done from a basement in South Delhi.’
    • ‘More disturbing is the pagination, since each article preserves the page-numbers from its first context, the only distinction between the articles being a superimposed Roman numeral on each page, each having its own number.’


Mid 19th century: noun of action from paginate, from French paginer, based on Latin pagina a page (see page).