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1. Assembled into or viewed as a whole.
2. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or made by a number of people acting as a group: a collective decision.
1. An undertaking, such as a business operation, set up on the principles or system of collectivism.
2. A collective noun.

col·lec′tive·ly adv.
col·lec′tive·ness n.


1. formed or assembled by collection
2. forming a whole or aggregate
3. of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm
b. the members of such a cooperative
5. (Grammar) short for collective noun
colˈlectively adv
colˈlectiveness n


(kəˈlɛk tɪv)

1. formed by collection.
2. forming a whole; combined: our collective assets.
3. characteristic or expressive of a group: their collective wishes.
4. organized according to the principles of collectivism.
5. an organization in a collectivist system, esp. a collective farm.
7. a collective body; aggregate.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
col•lec′tive•ly, adv.


 a collective body; a gathering; a collection of extracts; a number of individuals working or acting together; specifically in the USSR, a farm created by pooling together a number of small holdings. See also aggregate, body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collective - members of a cooperative enterprise
enterprise - an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
collective farm - a farm operated collectively
Adj.1.collective - done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
2.collective - forming a whole or aggregate
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
distributive - serving to distribute or allot or disperse
3.collective - set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government; "collective farms"
socialist, socialistic - advocating or following the socialist principles; "socialistic government"


1. joint, united, shared, common, combined, corporate, concerted, unified, cooperative It was a collective decision taken by the full board.
joint individual, split, divided, uncooperative, uncombined
2. combined, aggregate, composite, cumulative Their collective volume wasn't very large.
combined individual, separate, uncombined
إسْم جَمْع، إسْم كَثْرَهجَماعيمَزْرَعَه تَعاوُنِيَّهمُشْتَرَكمُنَظَمَّة تَعَاوُنِيَّة
heildar-; samvinnu-safnheitisamyrkja, samyrkjubú
กลุ่ม หมู่คณะซึ่งเป็นกลุ่ม
tập thể


A. N
1. (= co-operative) → colectivo m
2. (also collective noun) (Ling) → colectivo m
B. ADJcolectivo
C. CPD collective bargaining Nnegociación f del convenio colectivo
collective farm Ngranja f colectiva
collective noun Nsustantivo m colectivo, nombre m colectivo
collective ownership Npropiedad f colectiva
collective security Nseguridad f colectiva
collective unconscious Nsubconsciente m colectivo


adj [responsibility, action] → collectif/ive
ncoopérative fcollective bargaining nnégociation f collective


kollektiv, Kollektiv-; responsibility, agreement, action alsogemeinsam; collective ticketSammelfahrschein m
(= accumulated) wisdom, discoveries, experiencegesamt attr; the collective unconsciousdas kollektive Unbewusste
nKollektiv nt; (= farm also)Produktionsgenossenschaft f


1. ncollettivo
2. adjcollettivo/a


(kəˈlekt) verb
1. to bring or come together; to gather. People are collecting in front of the house; I collect stamps; I'm collecting (money) for cancer research; He's trying to collect his thoughts.
2. to call for and take away. She collects the children from school each day.
colˈlected adjective
1. gathered together in one book etc. the collected poems of Robert Burns.
2. composed; cool. She appeared quite calm and collected.
colˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. (an) act of collecting. Your letter won't get to London tomorrow – you've missed the last collection (= of mail from a postbox) for today.
2. a set of objects etc collected. a stamp collection.
colˈlective (-tiv) adjective
1. of a number of people etc combined into one group. This success was the result of a collective effort.
2. of a noun, taking a singular verb but standing for many things taken as a whole. `Cattle' is a collective noun.
a farm or organization run by a group of workers for the good of all of them.
colˈlectively adverb
They were collectively responsible for the man's death.
colˈlector noun
a person who collects, as a job or as a hobby. a ticket-collector / stamp-collector.


مُشْتَرَك, مُنَظَمَّة تَعَاوُنِيَّة družstvo, kolektivní kollektiv Kollektiv κολλεκτίβα, συλλογικός colectivo, cooperativa kollektiivi, yhteis- collectif kolektiv, kolektivni collettivo 集団, 集団の 공동, 공동의 collectief, gezamenlijk felles, kollektiv kolektyw, zbiorowy coletivo, cooperativa коллектив, общий gemensam, kollektiv กลุ่ม หมู่คณะ, ซึ่งเป็นกลุ่ม ortak, ortaklaşa tập thể 集体, 集体的
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