What does collective mean?

Definitions for collective
kəˈlɛk tɪvcol·lec·tive

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word collective.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collectiveadjective

    members of a cooperative enterprise

  2. corporate, collectiveadjective

    done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

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

  3. collectiveadjective

    forming a whole or aggregate

  4. collectiveadjective

    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. collectivenoun

    A farm owned by a collection of people.

  2. collectivenoun

    A collective noun or name.

  3. collectivenoun

    A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.

  4. collectiveadjective

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

  5. collectiveadjective

    Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

  6. collectiveadjective

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

  7. collectiveadjective

    Tending to collect; forming a collection.

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

  8. collectiveadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Collectiveadjective

    Etymology: from collect, collectif, French.

    A body collective, because it containeth a huge multitude. Richard Hooker, b. iii. sect. 81.

    The three forms of government differ only by the civil administration being in the hands of one or two, called kings, in a senate called the nobles, or in the people collective or representative, who may be called the commons. Jonathan Swift.

    The difference between a compound and a collective idea is, that a compound idea unites things of a different kind; but a collective idea, things of the same. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Antiquity left unto us many falsities, controulable not only by critical and collective reason, but contrary observations. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 6.

Wikipedia

  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 to achieve a common objective. Collectives can differ from cooperatives in that they are not necessarily focused upon an economic benefit or saving, but can be that as well. The term "collective" is sometimes used to describe a species as a whole—for example, the human collective. For political purposes, a collective is defined by decentralized, or "majority-rules" decision making styles.

ChatGPT

  1. collective

    Collective is a term used to describe a group of individuals or entities that act together as a whole or share a common interest or purpose. This group may be unstructured or structured in nature. It can refer to organizations, cooperatives, associations, societies, or simply informal groupings of people. In the broader sense, it may also encompass collective behaviors, actions, ideas, or responsibility in both social and political contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collectiveadjective

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

  2. Collectiveadjective

    deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring

  3. Collectiveadjective

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

  4. Collectiveadjective

    tending to collect; forming a collection

  5. Collectiveadjective

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

  6. Collectivenoun

    a collective noun or name

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

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. collective

    A group focused on a specific cause or effort.

    The collective group of people working together solve things easily.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  


  2. collective

    A group forming a whole.

    The collective voice was expressed at the general election.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  


  3. collective

    Humanity, universal beings, animals and other living organisms creating and existing as an intelligent group.

    We are a united, organized, intelligent, passionate, motivated and determined collective.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  


  4. collective

    The consciousness of a group of people or animals focused on a specific cause or effort.

    The collective consciousness of politics is of unity, solidarity, cohesion and the creation of optimum health, human rights, shared prosperity, unity government for all .


    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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

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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. Jonathon Jones:

    Our firm’s success has never been due to one person or to one moment, the increase in Tiber Creek Group’s revenue is due to the collective effort of all our lobbyists and the reputation of our firm, which has been in business for more than 30 years.

  2. Gary Bettman:

    We have a fairly large escrow to be made up, and until we do, the cap is basically flat, the increase in value obviously is going to shorten the timeframe that perhaps many had projected when we did the return to play for last season and extended the collective bargaining agreement.

  3. Suzi Levine:

    It's going to take a collective effort the likes of which we have not seen before, and I feel humbled to be a part of the team that will get us there, when you roll back the clock a hundred years, I suspect Frances Perkins and Frances Perkins colleagues felt similarly as Frances Perkins and her colleagues looked at the devastation, the Depression and the oncoming World War II. I think there's a lot that we can learn from then and apply now, but with a modern context and with our modern tools.

  4. Katherine Wu:

    This is a collective issue.

  5. Judea Pearl:

    For the thousands of Jewish students and faculty at UCLA, Cullors represents a bigoted sect of the BLM movement that criminalizes the core of our collective existence and calls for its destruction, inviting her as a keynote speaker without explicitly retracting or addressing that bigoted part of her ideology amounts to mainstreaming that bigotry and, by implication, expelling Jewish students and faculty from equal membership in the Bruins tent of ‘equity, diversity and inclusion.

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