What does collective mean?

Definitions for collective
kəˈlɛk tɪvcol·lec·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collective.

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"

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

  7. Origin: [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

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

How to pronounce collective?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say collective in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collective in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of collective in a Sentence

  1. Lily Tomlin:

    Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

  2. Brian Hegarty:

    I think it's a good source of collective wisdom.

  3. Jane Wagner:

    What is reality, anyway Just a collective hunch.

  4. Bette Davis:

    The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.

  5. Michel Temer:

    Collective problems require collectively coordinated responses.

Images & Illustrations of collective

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