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Meaning of “collective” in the English Dictionary

"collective" in British English

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(Definition of collective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /kəˈlek·tɪv/
of or ​shared by every ​member of a ​group of ​people: It was a collective ​decision/​effort.
adverb  us   /kəˈlek·tɪv·li/
The ​industry is ​willing to ​work collectively to ​find a ​solution.
(Definition of collective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collective" in Business English

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collectiveadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /kəˈlektɪv/
done or ​shared by every ​member of a ​group: collective action/effort/decision It will ​require a collective ​effort from ​government, ​providers, and the ​media to ​meet our ​goals.collective responsibility/rights All ​directors take collective ​responsibility for ​board decisions.

collectivenoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈlektɪv/
an ​organization or ​business which is ​owned and ​controlled by the ​people who ​work in it: One ​appeal of collectives is that they ​reducerisk. a collective ​farm
(Definition of collective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “collective”
in Chinese (Simplified) 集体的, 共同的…
in Turkish ortak, müşterek, birlikte…
in Russian совместный, общий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 集體的, 共同的…
in Polish zbiorowy…
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