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

 col·lec·tive /kəˈlɛktɪv/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect·ive a.
 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
 2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.] “Critical and collective reason.”
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect·ive, n. Gram. A collective noun or name.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a
             joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate
             good" [syn: corporate]
      2: forming a whole or aggregate [ant: distributive]
      3: set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and
         production by the workers involved usually under the
         supervision of a government; "collective farms"
      n : members of a cooperative enterprise