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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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Examples from the Web for collectivity

Historical Examples

  • 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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