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noun, plural col·lec·tiv·i·ties.
  1. collective character.
  2. a collective whole.
  3. the people collectively.
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Origin of collectivity

First recorded in 1860–65; collective + -ity
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Related Words for collectivity

entity, all, jackpot, supply, being, integral, summation, result, fullness, quantum, oneness, unit, gross, sum, system, unity, complex, lot, ensemble, body

Examples from the Web for collectivity

Historical Examples of collectivity

  • This is what is meant when society is described as a collectivity.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

    Robert E. Park

  • That the collectivity shall benefit from the services of the servant, the nurse, the teacher—this is a modern ideal.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • The perfection of the collectivity cannot be that material and brutal solidarity which comes from mechanical organisation alone.

    The Montessori Method

    Maria Montessori

  • The minority has the power and uses it to satisfy its social wants as much as possible at the expense of the collectivity.

  • An American playwright has indicated amusingly with what ingenuity we can create a collectivity.

British Dictionary definitions for collectivity


noun plural -ties
  1. the quality or state of being collective
  2. a collective whole or aggregate
  3. people regarded as a whole
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