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collective

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

used or done by a number of people as a group
  • the cleanup of the neighborhood park was a collective effort for which many people should be thanked

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collective

noun

Synonyms of collective (Entry 2 of 2)

as in group, body

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The first known use of collective was in the 15th century

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“Collective.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/collective. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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