What does collective mean?

Definitions for collective
kəˈlɛk tɪvcol·lec·tive

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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.

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

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

  2. Collectiveadjective

    deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring

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

  3. Collectiveadjective

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

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

  4. Collectiveadjective

    tending to collect; forming a collection

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

  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

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

  6. Collectivenoun

    a collective noun or name

    Etymology: [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.

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. Mickey Mehta:

    Relax, nothing is in your control, as the collective destiny unfolds. Release all handles and flow with ease, let stress and tensions neutralize, MickeyMize. Share this for order, balance and harmony.

  2. Camp Devgru:

    We can't always keep relying on the United States to protect us, when would (Japan) get involved? If we were to exercise collective self-defense after making that clear, I'd agree.

  3. Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik:

    I don't think that's the case. Isn't it better that the Bank of England give the public and the markets a sense of what our best collective judgment is of what's going to happen in the economy than to catch people by surprise?.

  4. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Ivanka Trump disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.

  5. Alexis Dudden:

    As scholars of Japan and of Japan's place in the world, our collective responsibility rests on fostering open discussions ... and in leaving an honest record of its past for current and future generations.

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