A group of people. Usually refering to when said group is made of politcal activists or artists.

Or made of Borg, for that matter.

Col*lect"ive (?), a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.]

1.

Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.

Bp. Hoadley.

2.

Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.

[Obs.] "Critical and collective reason."

Sir T. Browne.

3. Gram.

Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, juri, etc.

4.

Tending to collect; forming a collection.

Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. Young.

5.

Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.

Collective fruit Bot., that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.

Gray.

 

© Webster 1913.


Col*lect"ive, n. Gram.

A collective noun or name.

 

© Webster 1913.

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