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
His granddaughter Gia, who directed Palo Alto, an adaptation of James Franco’s short story collection, has taken on the after party, with the help of Texas retro-soul musician Leon Bridges.
At the more affordable end of the market, Spanish chain Mango is also promoting a Ramadan collection of tunics, kaftans and maxi dresses for the second year.
The water works stopped the clock on collections since November, when hiccups in the utility's payment system caused some customers to be overcharged or not receive bills.
As dress becomes more casual, habits are converging, with women buying more versatile styles while men expand their shoe collections.
And Montessa in San Marcos is a collection of 19 homes ranging from 3,017 to 3,449 square feet with prices starting in the low $700,000s.
The collection, available for purchase at Revolve.com, Nordstrom and Macy’s, includes two tees and two tanks ranging from $42-$55.
The Treasury Department hoped to increase collection rates and help borrowers better understand their repayment options.
Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt Associates of Cambridge, Mass.
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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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