verb (used with object), pag·i·nat·ed, pag·i·nat·ing.
- to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number the pages of.
verb (used without object), pag·i·nat·ed, pag·i·nat·ing.
- Computers. to create pages, as with a word-processing program.
- (tr) to number the pages of (a book, manuscript, etc) in sequenceCompare foliate
v.“to mark or number the pages of a publication,” 1858 (implied in paginated), back-formation from pagination. Medieval Latin had paginare, but it had another sense. Related: Paginating.