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.
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.
- non·col·lec·tive·ly, adverb
- un·col·lec·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use collectively in a sentence
Even the nation’s oldest and wealthiest museums collectively have had to lay off thousands of staff members.
“That’s so 2020,” people collectively heaved, again and then again, during a year ravaged by a global pandemic, climate crises and political and social dissent.
The reason Facebook and Google are collectively worth nearly $2 trillion is because they can easily target advertising because their consumers willingly tell them exactly what they like and don’t like.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440) | Stephen J. Dubner | November 19, 2020 | Freakonomics
If the last year has shown us anything, it’s that we aren’t doing enough collectively to protect the people most vulnerable to the virus.A 28-year-old ‘nerd’ in Baltimore invented a new type of mask, and tapped into the strangeness of this 2020 holiday season | Theresa Vargas | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Even as we collectively barrel toward destruction of nature, humans seem to have an innate connection to it.
For all the vulgar jokes we collectively enjoy, there's a cultural disconnect between sexual humor and actual eroticism.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’ | Gabriella Paiella | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She alleges that he and twenty-or-so named colleagues collectively abused “alcohol, cocaine, mushrooms, Special-K, heroin.”
But high-ranking Democrats collectively need to perform the following exercise.
There are 17 processes herein, which collectively take four years for a craftsman to master.
And yet, collectively our culture is still repressed when it comes to the subject of sex.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side | Aurora Snow | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Personally, the English do not attract nor shine; but collectively they are a race to make their mark on the destinies of mankind.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
collectively, Christians can give diffusion to it with an efficiency vastly beyond the sum of all their insulated efforts.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
These, called collectively crepundia, were strung together and worn around the neck and over the breast (Fig. 17).The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Some of the items of this evidence are very trivial, but taken collectively they have considerable force.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
We marked our claim upon Toryism even in the colour of our wrapper, and spoke of ourselves collectively as the Blue Weeklies.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells