[ kuh-lek-tiv ]
/ kəˈlɛk tɪv /
formed by collection.
forming a whole; combined: the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together: the collective wishes of the membership.
organized according to the principles of collectivism: a collective farm.
a collective body; aggregate.
a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.
Words nearby collective
Origin of collective
OTHER WORDS FROM collective
col·lec·tive·ly, adverbnon·col·lec·tive, adjectivenon·col·lec·tive·ly, adverbun·col·lec·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-collective
/ (kəˈlɛktɪv) /
formed or assembled by collection
forming a whole or aggregate
of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
- a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm
- the members of such a cooperative
short for collective noun
Derived forms of collectivecollectively, adverbcollectiveness, noun
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