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English definition of “collective”


adjective [before noun] uk   /kəˈlek.tɪv/ us  
of or shared by every member of a group of people: a collective decision/effort collective responsibility/leadershipSharing


noun [C] uk   /kəˈlek.tɪv/ us  
an organization or business that is owned and controlled by the people who work in itBusinesses and enterprisesSocieties, clubs and organizations
(Definition of collective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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