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col•lec•tive



Pronunciation: (ku-lek'tiv), [key]
adj.
1. formed by collection.
2. forming a whole; combined: the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
3. of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together: the collective wishes of the membership.
4. organized according to the principles of collectivism: a collective farm.

n.
1. See collective noun.
2. a collective body; aggregate.
3. a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
4. a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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