noun, plural col·lec·tiv·i·ties.

collective character.
a collective whole.
the people collectively.

Origin of collectivity

First recorded in 1860–65; collective + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for collectivity

Historical Examples of collectivity

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

  • 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

the quality or state of being collective
a collective whole or aggregate
people regarded as a whole
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