[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.
[non-kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it] /ˌnɒn kəˈli dʒɪt, -dʒi ɪt/ adjective 1. below the level usually associated with college or university study. 2. (of a university) not composed of colleges.
[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-] /kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ-/ adjective 1. lying in the same straight line. /kɒˈlɪnɪə/ adjective 1. lying on the same straight line 2. having a common line adj. 1863, from col- + linear. collinear (kə-lĭn’ē-ər)
[kuh-loid-l] /kəˈlɔɪd l/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a : colloidal gold and silver. /ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl/ adjective 1. of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid adj. 1861, from colloid + -al (1).
[kuh-loo-zhuh n] /kəˈlu ʒən/ noun 1. a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him. 2. Law. a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though […]