Complete Definition of "collective"

English

Etymology
L. collectivus: confer F. collectif.

Adjective
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  1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
  2. obsolete: Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
  3. grammar: Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, etc.
  4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.

#:Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. -Young.

  1. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.

Translations
Hebrew: he-translation|שת×פ×|shitûphi

Noun
en-noun

  1. A farm owned by a collection of people.
  2. grammar A collective noun or name.

Derived terms
collectivize
collective noun

See also
collective fruit (Botany), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.

References
R:1913


French

Adjective
collective

  1. feminine form of collectif

#: Après une belle action collective, l'équipe a enfin marqué un but.

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