Pronunciation: (ku-lek'tid), [key]
1. having control of one's faculties; self-possessed: Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and collected.
2. brought or placed together; forming an aggregation from various sources: the money collected to build an orphanage; the collected essays of Thoreau.
a. (of a moving horse) noting a compact pose in which the legs are well under the body, the head is arched at the poll, the jaw is relaxed, etc. Cf. extended (def. 8a).
b. (of a gait of such a horse) characterized by short, elevated strides. Cf. extended (def. 8b).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.