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collectiveadjective

us   /kəˈlek·tɪv/
of or shared by every member of a group of people: It was a collective decision/effort.
collectively
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)

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collectiveadjective [before noun]

uk   /kəˈlektɪv/ us  
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   /kəˈlektɪv/ us  
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
(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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