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collective

noun [C]
 
 
/kəˈlektɪv/
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
Translations of “collective”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯合組織, 企業集團, 集體企業…
in Russian кооператив…
in Turkish sahipleri çalışanlardan oluşan şirket, iş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联合组织, 联合体, 集体企业…
in Polish spółdzielnia…
(Definition of collective noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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