Collective



[kuh-lek-tiv] /kəˈlɛk tɪv/

adjective
1.
formed by .
2.
forming a whole; combined:
the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
3.
of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together:
the collective wishes of the membership.
4.
organized according to the principles of collectivism:
a collective farm.
noun
5.
.
6.
a collective body; aggregate.
7.
a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
8.
a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.
/kəˈlɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
formed or assembled by collection
2.
forming a whole or aggregate
3.
of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
noun
4.

5.
short for collective noun
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French collectif, from Latin collectivus, from collectus (see collect). As a noun, short for collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin. Collective bargaining coined 1891 by Beatrice Webb; defined in U.S. 1935 by the Wagner Act. Collective noun is recorded from 1510s; collective security first attested 1934 in speech by Winston Churchill.

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