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collected

[kuh-lek-tid] /kəˈlɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
having control of one's faculties; self-possessed:
Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
2.
brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources:
the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
3.
Manège.
  1. (of a moving horse) noting a compact pose in which the legs are well under the body, the head is arched at the poll, the jaw is relaxed, etc.
    Compare extended (def 8a).
  2. (of a gait of such a horse) characterized by short, elevated strides.
    Compare extended (def 8b).
Origin of collected
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; collect1 + -ed2
Related forms
collectedly, adverb
collectedness, noun
uncollected, adjective
well-collected, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See calm.
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uncollected

/ˌʌnkəˈlɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
not having been called for, gathered, or collected

collected

/kəˈlɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
in full control of one's faculties; composed
2.
assembled in totality or brought together into one volume or a set of volumes: the collected works of Dickens
3.
(of a horse or a horse's pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted steps: a collected canter
Derived Forms
collectedly, adverb
collectedness, noun
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