[ kuh-lek-tiv-lee ]
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  1. as a whole group rather than as individual persons or things:There have been a number of different polls released in the last two weeks, and collectively they give us an accurate picture of public opinion.

  2. according to collectivism, a system in which economic control, especially of the means of production, is shared or centralized:As one of the reforms, we developed agricultural production cooperatives in which almost 100% of the land is farmed collectively.

Origin of collectively


Other words from collectively

  • non·col·lec·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·col·lec·tive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby collectively Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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