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collection

[ kuh-lek-shuhn ]
/ kəˈlɛk ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of collection

1350–1400; Middle English colleccioun (<Anglo-French ) <Latin collēctiōn- (stem of collēctiō), equivalent to collēct(us) (past participle of colligere;see collect1) + -iōn--ion
col·lec·tion·al, adjectivenon·col·lec·tion, nounpre·col·lec·tion, nounsub·col·lec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for collection

collection
/ (kəˈlɛkʃən) /

noun

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