Meaning of “collection” - Learner’s Dictionary

collection

noun uk us /kəˈlekʃən/
OBJECTS [ C ]

B1 a group of objects of the same type that have been collected by one person or in one place:

a private art collection
TAKING AWAY [ U ]

B2 the activity of taking something away from a place:

The photos will be ready for collection on Tuesday afternoon.
MONEY [ C ]

an amount of money collected from several people:

We had a collection for Emily's gift.
GROUP [ C ]

a group of things or people:

There's quite a collection of toothbrushes in the bathroom.

(Definition of “collection” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)