›[C or U]the act or job of taking something away from a place: We will inform you when your goods are ready for collection.refuse/waste collectionWhich public authority is responsible for waste collection?
›[C or U]FINANCEthe activity of collecting money that is owed, or the money collected: debt/rent/tax collectionLast week, the state reported that tax collections are up 11.5% for this fiscal year.I get involved with finance and rent collection.
›[C or U]BANKINGthe act of arranging for the amount written on a cheque to be paid out of a bank account: The Federal Reserve Banks provide check collection services to depository institutions.
›[U]the process of bringing information together from different places: We make software and bar-code products for data collection.
›[C]a group of objects that someone has collected as a hobby or investment: an antiques/book/coin, etc. collection