Associations to the word «Collective»


COLLECTIVE, adjective. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. (obsolete) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. (grammar) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
COLLECTIVE, noun. A farm owned by a collection of people.
COLLECTIVE, noun. (especially in communist countries) One of more farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community.
COLLECTIVE, noun. (grammar) A collective noun or name.
COLLECTIVE, noun. (by extension) A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT, noun. A legally binding contract, specifying terms and conditions of employment, between a group of employees represented by one or more labor unions and an employer or employers' association.
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, noun. A method of negotiation in which employees negotiate as a group with their employers, usually via a trade union
COLLECTIVE CALL SIGN, noun. (military) Any call sign which represents two or more facilities, commands, authorities, or units. The collective call sign for any of these includes the commander thereof and all subordinate commanders therein.
COLLECTIVE FRUIT, noun. (botany) Any fruit formed from a mass of flowers, such as the mulberry or pineapple.
COLLECTIVE FRUITS, noun. Plural of collective fruit
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME, noun. (British) (finance) A way of investing money with other people to participate in a wider range of investments than may be feasible for an individual investor, and to share the costs of doing so.
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES, noun. Plural of collective investment scheme
COLLECTIVE MEMORIES, noun. Plural of collective memory
COLLECTIVE MEMORY, noun. (sociology) A shared pool of information held in the memories of two or more members of a group.
COLLECTIVE NOUN, noun. (grammar) A noun which, though singular, refers to a group of things or animals. Examples: a school of fish, a pride of lions.
COLLECTIVE NOUNS, noun. Plural of collective noun
COLLECTIVE NUMBER, noun. The same as collective numeral
COLLECTIVE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of collective number
COLLECTIVE NUMERAL, noun. (grammar) A numeral, which signifies that several persons or things are taken definitely and unitedly together, in the sense of — both, all three, all four, etc.
COLLECTIVE NUMERALS, noun. Plural of collective numeral
COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT, noun. A form of retaliation whereby a suspected perpetrator's family members, sect, friends, acquaintances, neighbours or entire political or ethnic group is targeted.
COLLECTIVE SECURITY, noun. The concept of maintaining peace among all nations or members of a group by making the security concerns of one member important to all members.
COLLECTIVE SECURITY TREATY ORGANISATION, proper noun. An intergovernmental military alliance of several post-Soviet countries
COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, noun. (psychology) The common experiences, thoughts and opinions of a large group of people taken as a whole.

Dictionary definition

COLLECTIVE, noun. Members of a cooperative enterprise.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. Done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good".
COLLECTIVE, adjective. Forming a whole or aggregate.
COLLECTIVE, adjective. Set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government; "collective farms".

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