Collective

Definition of Collective

Col`lect´ive
a.1.Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
2.Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
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.
n.1.(Gram.) A collective noun or name.

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