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Pronunciation:  ku'lektiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  members of a cooperative enterprise
  2. [adj]  set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government; "collective farms"
  3. [adj]  forming a whole or aggregate
  4. [adj]  done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"

COLLECTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: agglomerate, agglomerated, agglomerative, aggregate, aggregative, assembled, built(a), clustered, collectivised, collectivized, corporate, made-up, mass, socialist, socialistic
 Antonyms: distributive
 See Also: collective farm, enterprise, integrative, joint, united



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col*lect"ive\, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F.
    1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass,
       sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the
       {collective} body of a nation. --Bp. Hoadley.
    2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.]
       ``Critical and collective reason.'' --Sir T. Browne.
    3. (Gram.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of
       individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or
       noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
    4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
             Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central
             point, collective of his sons.        --Young.
    5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy,
       a note signed by the representatives of several
       governments is called a collective note.
    {Collective fruit} (Bot.), that which is formed from a mass
       of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; --
       called also {multiple fruit}. --Gray.
  2. \Col*lect"ive\, n. (Gram.)
    A collective noun or name.
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