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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Collectionnoun

    Etymology: from collect.

    No perjur’d knight desires to quit thy arms,
    Fairest collection of thy sex’s charms. Matthew Prior.

    The gallery is hung with a numerous collection of pictures. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    If once we descend unto probable collections, we are then in the territory where free and arbitrary determinations, the territory where human laws take place. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 8.

    It should be a weak collection, if whereas we say, that when Christ had overcome the sharpness of death, he then opened the kingdom of Heaven to all believers; a thing in such sort affirmed with circumstance, were taken as insinuating an opposite denial before that circumstance be accomplished. Richard Hooker.

    This label
    Is so from sense in hardness, that I can
    Make no collection of it. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    When she, from sundry arts, one skill doth draw;
    Gath’ring from divers fights, one act of war;
    From many cases like, one rule of law:
    These her collections, not the senses are. Davies.

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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British National Corpus

  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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House-with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

  2. Michael Caputo:

    Today, CDC has access to all the data it once had and more. National Healthcare Safety Network was unable to keep up with the fast-paced data collection demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, using this new, innovative and flexible collection mechanism, we have far more COVID-related real data, far faster, giving us increased capacity for life-saving projects like therapeutics distribution. And we are now poised to move to automated data collection for the use of every relevant expert at HHS, particularly The CDC.

  3. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton:

    They're economic refugees, they got on a boat, paid a people smuggler a lot of money, and somebody once said to me that we've got the world's biggest collection of Armani jeans and handbags up on Nauru waiting for people to collect it when they depart.

  4. Martin Eyears:

    My criteria for collection are a significant history, original condition, American origin whenever possible, and beauty. At the time of purchase, in 2001, the only car that I didn't have that fit all those criteria was the Cobra Daytona Coupe, so I really wanted it very badly.

  5. Craig Orr:

    You don’t usually find these things, this is a very unique collection.

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