[kuh-lek-tiv] /kəˈlɛk tɪv/
formed by .
forming a whole; combined:
the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together:
the collective wishes of the membership.
organized according to the principles of collectivism:
a collective farm.
a collective body; aggregate.
a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.
formed or assembled by collection
forming a whole or aggregate
of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
short for collective noun
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.
noun 1. a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, a union, or other collective association to identify themselves as members.
noun 1. a memory or memories shared or recollected by a group, as a community or culture. 2. any collection of memories passed from one generation to the next. noun 1. the shared memories of a group, family, race, etc
noun, Grammar. 1. a noun, as herd, jury, or clergy, that appears singular in formal shape but denotes a group of persons or objects. noun 1. a noun that is singular in form but that refers to a group of people or things
- Collective ownership
noun 1. ownership by a group for the benefit of members of that group