collective

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

1col·lec·tive

adjective \kə-ˈlek-tiv\

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

Full Definition of COLLECTIVE

1
:  denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole <flock is a collective word>
2
a :  formed by collecting :  aggregated
b of a fruit :  multiple
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
:  marked by similarity among or with the members of a group
5
:  collectivized or characterized by collectivism
6
:  shared or assumed by all members of the group <collective responsibility>
col·lec·tive·ly adverb

Examples of COLLECTIVE

  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

First Known Use of COLLECTIVE

15th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

2collective

noun

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

Full Definition of COLLECTIVE

1
:  a collective body :  group
2
:  a cooperative unit or organization; specifically :  collective farm
3
:  a helicopter control system governing lift

First Known Use of COLLECTIVE

1655

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

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