collective
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəˈlɛktɪv/

Adjective

collective (not comparable)

  1. formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated
    the collective body of a nation
  2. tending to collect; forming a collection
    • Local is his throne […] to fix a point, / A central point, collective of his sons.
  3. having plurality of origin or authority
  4. (grammar) expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form
  5. (obsolete) deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
    • critical and collective reason
Translations
  • Russian: собирательное
  • Spanish: colectivo

Noun

collective (plural collectives)

  1. a farm owned by a collection of people
  2. (especially, in communist countries) one of more farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community
  3. (grammar) a collective noun or name
  4. (by extension) a group dedicated to a particular cause or interest
    • 2005, Zoya Kocur, Simon Leung, Theory in contemporary art since 1985 (page 76)
      There are, however, a number of contemporary artists and art collectives that have defined their practice precisely around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities.
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