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[kuh-lek-shuh n] /kəˈlɛk ʃən/

the act of .
something that is ; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, especially for some purpose or as a result of some process:
a stamp collection; a collection of unclaimed hats in the checkroom; a collection of books on Churchill.
the works of art constituting the holdings of an art museum:
a history of the museum and of the collection.
the gathered or exhibited works of a single painter, sculptor, etc.:
an excellent Picasso collection.
collections, the various holdings of an art museum organized by category, as painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, or film:
the director of the collections.
the clothes or other items produced by a designer, especially for a seasonal line:
the spring collection.
a sum of money , especially for charity or church use.
Manège. act of bringing or coming into a attitude.
the act or process of collecting
a number of things collected or assembled together
a selection of clothes, esp as presented by a particular designer for a specified season
something gathered into a mass or pile; accumulation: a collection of rubbish
a sum of money collected or solicited, as in church
removal, esp regular removal of letters from a postbox
(often pl) (at Oxford University) a college examination or an oral report by a tutor

late 14c., “action of collecting,” from Old French collection (14c.), from Latin collectionem (nominative collectio) “a gathering together,” noun of action from colligere (see collect). Especially of money gathered for religious or charitable purposes from 1530s. Meaning “a group of objects viewed as a whole” is from c.1400.

The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts 24:17; Rom. 15:25, 26; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10).


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