collection

[ kuh-lek-shuhn ]
/ kəˈlɛk ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. collectedly,
  2. collectible,
  3. collectibles,
  4. collecting,
  5. collecting tubule,
  6. collection agency,
  7. collection box,
  8. collection plate,
  9. collective,
  10. collective agreement

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

Related formscol·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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Word Origin and History for collection

collection

n.

late 14c., "action of collecting," from Old French collection (14c.), from Latin collectionem (nominative collectio) "a gathering together," noun of action from colligere (see collect). Especially of money gathered for religious or charitable purposes from 1530s. Meaning "a group of objects viewed as a whole" is from c.1400.

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