[ kuh-lek-shuhn ]
/ kəˈlɛk ʃən /
the act of collecting.
something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, especially for some purpose or as a result of some process: a stamp collection; a collection of unclaimed hats in the checkroom; a collection of books on Churchill.
the works of art constituting the holdings of an art museum: a history of the museum and of the collection.
the gathered or exhibited works of a single painter, sculptor, etc.: an excellent Picasso collection.
collections, the various holdings of an art museum organized by category, as painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, or film: the director of the collections.
the clothes or other items produced by a designer, especially for a seasonal line: the spring collection.
Words nearby collection
Origin of collection
OTHER WORDS FROM collectioncol·lec·tion·al, adjectivenon·col·lec·tion, nounpre·col·lec·tion, nounsub·col·lec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for subcollection
/ (kəˈlɛkʃən) /
the act or process of collecting
a number of things collected or assembled together
a selection of clothes, esp as presented by a particular designer for a specified season
something gathered into a mass or pile; accumulationa collection of rubbish
a sum of money collected or solicited, as in church
removal, esp regular removal of letters from a postbox
(often plural) (at Oxford University) a college examination or an oral report by a tutor
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