collating unit[′kä‚lād·iŋ ‚yü·nət]
An electromechanical device capable of performing singly or simultaneously the merging, sequence-checking, selection, and matching of punched cards. Also known as collator.
A utility program for merging records from two or more files into a single file.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.