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Pronunciation : Col*lect"ive
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Col*lect"ive
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A collective noun or name.

(Gram.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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