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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] collectivus: confer French collectif.

Adjective

collective (not comparable)

Positive
collective

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
  2. (obsolete): Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
  3. (grammar): Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
  4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
    Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. -Young.
  5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.

Translations

  • Hebrew: שתופי (he) (shitûphi)

Noun

Singular
collective

Plural
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collective ({{{1}}})
  1. A farm owned by a collection of people.
  2. (grammar) A collective noun or name.

Derived terms

See also

  • collective fruit (Botany), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.

References

collective” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


French

Adjective

collective

  1. feminine form of collectif
    Après une belle action collective, l'équipe a enfin marqué un but.

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