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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 col·lec·tion /kəˈlɛkʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 收集; 集合

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lec·tion n.
 1. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.
 2. That which is collected; as: (a) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons. “A collection of letters.” --Macaulay. (b) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings. “The collection for the saints.” --1 Cor. xvi. 1 (c) (Usually in pl.) That which is obtained in payment of demands. (d) An accumulation of any substance. Collections of moisture.” --Whewell. “A purulent collection.” --Dunglison.
 3. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred. [Obs.]
    We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have been hitherto made out of those words by modern divines.   --Milton.
 4. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. [Eng.]
 Syn: -- Gathering; assembly; assemblage; group; crowd; congregation; mass; heap; compilation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: several things grouped together or considered as a whole
           [syn: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage]
      2: a publication containing a variety of works [syn: compendium]
      3: request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for
         starving children" [syn: solicitation, appeal, ingathering]
      4: the act of gathering something together [syn: collecting,
         assembling, aggregation]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from
    poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile
    churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts
    24:17; Rom. 15:25, 26; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10).