Definitions for: Collective

[n] members of a cooperative enterprise
[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"
[adj] forming a whole or aggregate
[adj] done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Col*lect"ive, n. (Gram.)
A collective noun or name.

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

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