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 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
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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