Definition of collection
1 : the act or process of collecting the collection of data the collection of taxes
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 collectionb : group, aggregate a collection of symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, and joint painc : 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
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.
Origin and Etymology of collection
First Known Use: 14th century
COLLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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