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collective

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adjective col·lec·tive \kə-ˈlek-tiv\

Simple Definition of collective

  • : shared or done by a group of people : involving all members of a group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of collective

  1. 1 :  denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole <flock is a collective word>

  2. 2 a :  formed by collecting :  aggregated b of a fruit :  multiple

  3. 3 a :  of, relating to, or being a group of individuals b :  involving all members of a group as distinct from its individuals <a collective action>

  4. 4 :  marked by similarity among or with the members of a group

  5. 5 :  collectivized or characterized by collectivism

  6. 6 :  shared or assumed by all members of the group <collective responsibility>

collectively adverb

Examples of collective in a sentence

  1. We made a collective decision to go on strike.

  2. The incident became part of our collective memory.

  3. the collective wisdom of generations



15th Century

First Known Use of collective

15th century

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collective

noun col·lec·tive

Simple Definition of collective

  • : a business or organization that is owned by the people who work there; also : the people who own such a business or organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of collective

  1. 1 :  a collective body :  group

  2. 2 :  a cooperative unit or organization; specifically :  collective farm

  3. 3 :  a helicopter control system governing lift

1655

First Known Use of collective

1655



COLLECTIVE Defined for Kids

collective

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adjective col·lec·tive \kə-ˈlek-tiv\

Definition of collective for Students

  1. 1 :  having to do with a number of persons or things thought of as a whole <collective nouns>

  2. 2 :  done or shared by a number of persons as a group <Neighbors made a collective effort to pick up litter.>

collectively adverb



Law Dictionary

collective

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adjective col·lec·tive \kə-ˈlek-tiv\

Legal Definition of collective

  1. :  involving all members of a group as distinct from individual members

collectively adverb




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