collective

collective col‧lec‧tive [kəˈlektɪv] adjective [only before a noun]
1. ECONOMICS collective farm/​factory a farm or factory that is owned by a government and controlled by the people who work in it:

• In the 1990s, the collective farm system collapsed in post-Soviet Russia.

2. shared by several people:

• This has to be a collective decision.

• Management must take collective responsibility for the bank's collapse.

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collective UK US /kəˈlektɪv/ adjective [before noun]
done or shared by every member of a group: collective action/effort/decision »

It will require a collective effort from government, providers, and the media to meet our goals.

collective responsibility/rights »

All directors take collective responsibility for board decisions.

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collective UK US /kəˈlektɪv/ noun [C]
an organization or business which is owned and controlled by the people who work in it: »

One appeal of collectives is that they reduce risk.

»

a collective farm


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Collective — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Deducing consequences; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collective — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. collectif, from L. collectivus, from collectus (see COLLECT (Cf. collect)). As a noun, short for collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • collective — [kə lek′ tiv] adj. [ME & OFr collectif < L collectivus] 1. formed by collecting; gathered into a whole 2. of, as, or characteristic of a group; of or by all or many of the individuals in a group acting together [the collective effort of the… …   English World dictionary

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  • collective — col·lec·tive /kə lek tiv/ adj: involving all members of a group as distinct from individual members col·lec·tive·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. c …   Law dictionary

  • Collective — Col*lect ive, n. (Gram.) A collective noun or name. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collectīve — (lat.), gesammelt; daher C. reden, von einer Menge als solcher reden, z.B. alle Buchstaben machen ein Alphabet; im Gegensatz von disjunctive, wenn man jedes einzeln meint, z.B. alle Menschen (d. i. jeder Einzelne) sind sterblich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • collective — [adj] composite aggregate, assembled, collated, combined, common, compiled, concentrated, concerted, conjoint, consolidated, cooperative, corporate, cumulative, gathered, grouped, heaped, hoarded, joint, massed, mutual, piled, shared, unified,… …   New thesaurus

  • collective — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done by or belonging to all the members of a group. 2) taken as a whole; aggregate. ► NOUN ▪ an enterprise owned or operated cooperatively. DERIVATIVES collectively adverb collectivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Collective — For other uses, see Collective (disambiguation). A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective.[citation needed]… …   Wikipedia

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