Definitions for collectivekəˈlɛk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

col•lec•tivekəˈlɛk tɪv(adj.)

  1. formed by collection.

  2. forming a whole; combined:

    our collective assets.

  3. characteristic or expressive of a group:

    their collective wishes.

  4. organized according to the principles of collectivism.

    Category: Government

  5. (n.)an organization in a collectivist system, esp. a collective farm.

    Category: Government

  6. Category: Grammar

    Ref: collective noun.

  7. a collective body; aggregate.

Origin of collective:

1400–50; late ME (< MF) < L

col•lec′tive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collective(adj)

    members of a cooperative enterprise

  2. corporate, collective(adj)

    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

    "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"

  3. collective(adj)

    forming a whole or aggregate

  4. collective(adj)

    set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government

    "collective farms"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. collective(adjective)əˈlɛk tɪv

    shared by all members of a group

    collective responsibility

Wiktionary

  1. collective(Noun)

    A farm owned by a collection of people.

  2. collective(Noun)

    A collective noun or name.

  3. collective(Noun)

    A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.

  4. collective(Adjective)

    Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.

  5. collective(Adjective)

    : Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

  6. collective(Adjective)

    : Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.

  7. collective(Adjective)

    Tending to collect; forming a collection.

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

  8. collective(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collective(adj)

    formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation

  2. Collective(adj)

    deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring

  3. Collective(adj)

    expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc

  4. Collective(adj)

    tending to collect; forming a collection

  5. Collective(adj)

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

  6. Collective(noun)

    a collective noun or name

Freebase

  1. Collective

    A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project to achieve a common objective. Collectives differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving. There may be some issues with meaningfully describing the qualities of a collective.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3903

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Adjectives Frequency: #527


Translations for collective

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

collective(adjective)

of a number of people etc combined into one group

This success was the result of a collective effort.

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