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Definition of Collective

Collective

  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. 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.
  5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
  6. A collective noun or name.

Collective Quotations

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
Isaiah Berlin

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
Phylicia Rashad

When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Jacqueline Novogratz

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
Vladimir Lenin
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Collective Translations

collective in Dutch is gemeenschappelijk, collectief
collective in French is collectif
collective in German is Kollektiv, Verbands
collective in Italian is in comune
collective in Portuguese is coletivo
collective in Spanish is colectividad
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