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Definition of collective:

  1. Collectively.
  2. Tending to collect; formed by gathering; gathered into one mass, sum, or body; aggregated; deducing consequences. A collective noun, a noun in the singular denoting a number conceived as one body, as a company, an army, & c. Collective note, a note subscribed by all the Powers represented.

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This graph shows how "collective" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for collective:

  1. The collective lessons of ages are to be read in this development of primitive sledge traveling. "My Attainment of the Pole" , Frederick A. Cook.
  2. Capital must become the servant of labour instead of its master, profits must disappear, industry must be conducted more on the mutual instead of the proprietary principle, and the instruments of production be taken out of private hands and turned into collective or even, it may be, national property. "Contemporary Socialism" , John Rae.

Quotes for collective:

  1. The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit. - John Joly
  2. In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God's gift to the collective. - Christopher Lasch
  3. Today's message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility. - Javier Solana
  4. What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch. - Lily Tomlin
  5. There is no such thing as collective guilt. - Kurt Waldheim
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