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collective

col·lec·tive

collective

 
 
pronunciation:
k lek tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: formed by collecting; combined to make a whole.
Peasants were brought from other areas to work on the large collective farms established by the government.
definition 2: of or relating to a group that is composed of individuals but is considered together.
With so many people being affected by the proposed project, we thought it was important to make a collective decision about it.
antonyms:
individual
similar words:
common, communal, general
definition 3: of a noun, singular in its apparent form but denoting a group of things or persons.
The words "group," "herd," and "police" are examples of collective nouns.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a collective body or group, esp. one in which ownership is shared among all members.
similar words:
commune
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derivations: collectively (adv.), collectiveness (n.)