collection

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noun col·lec·tion \kə-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of collection

  1. 1 :  the act or process of collecting <the collection of data> <the collection of taxes>

  2. 2a :  something collected; especially :  an accumulation of objects gathered for study, comparison, or exhibition or as a hobby <a collection of poems> <a collection of photographs> <a baseball card collection>b :  group, aggregate <a collection of symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, and joint pain>c :  a set of apparel designed for sale usually in a particular season <the designer's spring collection of dresses>

Examples of collection in a sentence

  1. a system of tax collection

  2. The technology makes data collection easier.

  3. There will be a trash collection this week.

  4. The museum's collection is one of the best in the country.

  5. We took up a collection for the school renovations.

  6. Ten percent of the collection goes to the city's shelters for homeless people.

Origin and Etymology of collection

see 2collect


First Known Use: 14th century


COLLECTION Defined for English Language Learners

collection

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noun col·lec·tion \kə-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of collection for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COLLECTION Defined for Kids

collection

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noun col·lec·tion \kə-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of collection for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of gathering together <collection of trash>

  2. 2 :  a group of things that have been gathered <A collection of tools cluttered the garage.>

  3. 3 :  a group of objects gathered for study or exhibition or as a hobby

  4. 4 :  the act of gathering money (as for charitable purposes)

  5. 5 :  money gathered for a charitable purpose



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