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  • Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
  • (obsolete): Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
  • (grammar): Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, etc.
  • Tending to collect; forming a collection.
         Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. -Young.
  • Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
  • A farm owned by a collection of people.
  • (grammar): A collective noun or name.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Col*lect"ive (?), a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.] 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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