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"collection" in British English

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collectionnoun

uk   /kəˈlek.ʃən/  us   /kəˈlek.ʃən/
  • collection noun (THINGS TOGETHER)

B1 [C] a group of objects of one type that have been collected by one person or in one place: a private art collection a valuable stamp collection
[C] an amount of money collected from several people, or the act of collecting money: We're having a collection for Tom's retirement present.
B1 [C] a lot of things or people: There's quite a collection of toothbrushes in the bathroom.
[C] a range of new clothes produced by one clothes designer: Kenzo's summer/winter collection

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  • collection noun (GETTING)

B2 [C or U] the act of taking something away from a place: The photos will be ready for collection on Tuesday afternoon. Which day is the rubbish collection?UK There are three collections a day from the post box on the corner.
(Definition of collection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collection" in American English

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collectionnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈlek·ʃən/
money that people give for a special purpose, a person in need, or an organization: We’re taking (up) a collection for his retirement gift (= getting money from people who want to give it).
(Definition of collection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collection" in Business English

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collectionnoun

uk   us   /kəˈlekʃən/
[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 collection Which public authority is responsible for waste collection?
[C or U] FINANCE the activity of collecting money that is owed, or the money collected: debt/rent/tax collection Last 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] BANKING the 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
(Definition of collection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“collection” in British English

“collection” in Business English

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A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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