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[kuh-lek-tuh-buh l] /kəˈlɛk tə bəl/

capable of being .
an object suitable for a , originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a wide variety of items as a hobby, for display, or as an investment whose value may appreciate.

also collectable, 1650s, “that may be collected,” from collect + -ible. Meaning “sought-after by collectors of relics, souveniers, etc.” is recorded from 1888.


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