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collective nounnoun [C]

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a ​noun that ​describes a ​group of things or ​people as a ​unit: "Family" and "​flock" are ​examples of ​collectivenouns.
(Definition of collective noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 集合名词…
in Chinese (Traditional) 集合名詞…
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