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collection

noun uk   /kəˈlek.ʃən/ us  

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.
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