L. collectivus: confer F. collectif.
- Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
- obsolete: Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
- grammar: Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, etc.
- Tending to collect; forming a collection.
#:Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. -Young.
- Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
- A farm owned by a collection of people.
- grammar A collective noun or name.
collective fruit (Botany), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.
- feminine form of collectif
#: AprÃ¨s une belle action collective, l'Ã©quipe a enfin marquÃ© un but.