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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collective  \Col*lect"ive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  A  collective  noun  or  name 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collective  \Col*lect"ive\,  a.  [L.  collectivus:  cf  F. 
  collectif.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collective 
  adj  1:  done  by  or  characteristic  of  individuals  acting  together;  "a 
  joint  identity";  "the  collective  mind";  "the  corporate 
  good"  [syn:  {corporate}] 
  2:  forming  a  whole  or  aggregate  [ant:  {distributive}] 
  3:  set  up  on  the  principle  of  collectivism  or  ownership  and 
  production  by  the  workers  involved  usually  under  the 
  supervision  of  a  government;  "collective  farms" 
  n  :  members  of  a  cooperative  enterprise 




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