Definition of collection
- the collection of data
- the collection of taxes
- a collection of poems
- a collection of photographs
- a baseball card collection
- the designer's spring collection of dresses
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.
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the whole kit and caboodle;
: 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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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