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.
Recent Examples of collection from the Web
Bits and bobs are the little leftovers and left-asides from project and collections.
In a state like Alabama, that resisted integrating its public schools until the late 1960s and early 1970s, and that so heavily relies on local tax collections to minimally fund its schools, that is a loaded question.
Check out some of our favorites from the new collection, below.
Cohn’s bedroom was crowded with a collection of stuffed frogs that sat on the floor, propped against a large TV.
If the Met takes too long to resurrect the project or ultimately scales it back, might Mr. Lauder take his collection elsewhere?
So did many of the women writing essays for Robin Romm, in the recent collection revealingly titled Double Bind: Women on Ambition.
As Elaine, Louis-Dreyfus has dated one of the most bizarre collections of single maledom ever to flicker through prime time.
When the collection launched earlier this week, people initially took to social media to criticize the fact that the shirts weren't actually vintage, but earlier today, things got a lot more heated.
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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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