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collective

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/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.
Translations of “collective”
in Chinese (Traditional) 集體的, 共同的…
in Russian совместный, общий…
in Turkish ortak, müşterek, birlikte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 集体的, 共同的…
in Polish zbiorowy…
(Definition of collective adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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