What does collection mean?

Definitions for collection
kəˈlɛk ʃəncol·lec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblagenoun

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

  2. collection, compendiumnoun

    a publication containing a variety of works

  3. solicitation, appeal, collection, ingatheringnoun

    request for a sum of money

    "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

  4. collection, collecting, assembling, aggregationnoun

    the act of gathering something together

Wiktionary

  1. collectionnoun

    A set of items or objects procured or gathered together by a person, group, or other agent.

  2. collectionnoun

    A set of sets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectionnoun

    the act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens

  2. Collectionnoun

    that which is collected

  3. Collectionnoun

    a gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons

  4. Collectionnoun

    a gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings

  5. Collectionnoun

    that which is obtained in payment of demands

  6. Collectionnoun

    an accumulation of any substance

  7. Collectionnoun

    the act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred

  8. Collectionnoun

    the jurisdiction of a collector of excise

Freebase

  1. Collection

    Collection is a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman, it features tracks from her first five studio albums. The tracks include her two U.S. Top Tens, "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Other charted singles on this album include "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Crossroads", "Telling Stories", and "Baby Can I Hold You".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. collection

    In intelligence usage, the acquisition of information and the provision of this information to processing elements. See also intelligence process.

Editors Contribution

  1. collection

    The act and process of to collect.

    The collection point at the shop was clearly identified.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1276

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3074

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collection' in Nouns Frequency: #468

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collection in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of collection in a Sentence

  1. Vinoo Varghese:

    If they are charging people with crimes … if it gets to that level then the courts may revisit the issue about privacy, but if it does n’t go that far, and it’s used for basically data collection and medical purposes to help fight the crisis, then I do n’t think there is any basis to say there’s an invasion of privacy.

  2. Rick Meckler:

    Investors are trying put a bottom in here, it seems like that yesterday was such a collection of so much bad news, it shocked the market down. Today with fresh eyes people are picking out the names they think have dropped the most.

  3. President Obama on Wednesday:

    The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership, it would also authorize the use of U.S. forces in situations where ground combat operations are not expected or intended, such as intelligence collection and sharing, missions to enable kinetic strikes or the provision of operational planning and other forms of advice and assistance to partner forces.

  4. Alan Butler:

    Less is more, these are public health related systems that should be managed by public health departments and should be limited in how they're used to that context. We don't want these to be broad data collection systems for all sorts of different uses that exist far beyond the public health crisis.

  5. Van Eaton:

    You don't see a lot of people with, say, a Space Mountain car in their backyard, or a 40-foot-long sea serpent, for that matter, by their swimming pool. It's the kind of collection you'll see once in a lifetime.

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