Simple Definition of collection
: the act or process of getting things from different places and bringing them together
: a group of interesting or beautiful objects brought together in order to show or study them or as a hobby
: a request for money in order to help people or to pay for something important; also : the money collected in this way
Examples of collection in a sentence
a system of tax collection
The technology makes data collection easier.
There will be a trash collection this week.
The museum's collection is one of the best in the country.
We took up a collection for the school renovations.
Ten percent of the collection goes to the city's shelters for homeless people.
First Known Use of collection
Rhymes with collection
abjection, advection, affection, bisection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, cross section, C-section, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, erection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, midsection, objection, perfection, prelection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resection, selection, subjection, subsection, trajection, transection, trisection
COLLECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of collection for Students
1 : the act or process of gathering together <collection of trash>
2 : a group of things that have been gathered <A collection of tools cluttered the garage.>
3 : a group of objects gathered for study or exhibition or as a hobby
4 : the act of gathering money (as for charitable purposes)
5 : money gathered for a charitable purpose
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