Definitions for collectivekəˈlɛk tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
formed by collection.
forming a whole; combined:
our collective assets.
characteristic or expressive of a group:
their collective wishes.
organized according to the principles of collectivism.
(n.)an organization in a collectivist system, esp. a collective farm.
Ref: collective noun.
a collective body; aggregate.
Origin of collective:
1400–50; late ME (< MF) < L
members of a cooperative enterprise
done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
"a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"
forming a whole or aggregate
set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
shared by all members of a group
A farm owned by a collection of people.
A collective noun or name.
A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.
Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
: Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
: Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, 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.
formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation
deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring
expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc
tending to collect; forming a collection
having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note
a collective noun or name
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3903
Rank popularity for the word 'collective' in Adjectives Frequency: #527
Translations for collective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of a number of people etc combined into one group
This success was the result of a collective effort.
- coletivoPortuguese (BR)
- fælles; kollektivDanish
- ühine, kollektiivneEstonian
- مشترک؛ دسته جمعیFarsi
- kolektivan, skupan, zajedničkiCroatian
- heildar-; samvinnu-Icelandic
- kolektyvinis, bendrasLithuanian
- kolektīvs; kopējsLatvian
- usaha samaMalay
- kollektiv-, gruppe-, felles-Norwegian
- مشترک؛ دسته جمعیPersian
- ډله ايز: اشتراكى: را غونډشوى، را ټول كشوى: ديوى ډلېPashto
- toplu, kollektifTurkish
- 集體的Chinese (Trad.)
- tập thểVietnamese
- 集体的Chinese (Simp.)
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