collective

[kuh-lek-tiv]
adjective
1.
formed by collection.
2.
forming a whole; combined: the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries.
3.
of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together: the collective wishes of the membership.
4.
organized according to the principles of collectivism: a collective farm.
noun
6.
a collective body; aggregate.
7.
a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
8.
a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English collectif (< Middle French) < Latin collēctīvus, equivalent to collēct(us) (past participle of colligere; see collect1) + -īvus -ive

collectively, adverb
noncollective, adjective
noncollectively, adverb
uncollective, adjective
uncollectively, adverb
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collective (kəˈlɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  formed or assembled by collection
2.  forming a whole or aggregate
3.  of, done by, or characteristic of individuals acting in cooperation
 
n
4.  a.  a cooperative enterprise or unit, such as a collective farm
 b.  the members of such a cooperative
5.  short for collective noun
 
col'lectively
 
adv
 
col'lectiveness
 
n

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collective
1520, from the source of collect (q.v.). As a shortened form of collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. Collective bargaining coined 1891 by Beatrice Webb; defined in U.S. 1935 by the Wagner Act; collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin; collective
noun is recorded from 1520; collective security first attested 1934 in speech of Winston Churchill.
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Example sentences
It distracts us from the need for collective action, and it doesn't add up to
  enough.
We stare in the face of the bureaucracy and shrug our shoulders in a collective
  act of defeat.
The main mechanism whereby unions affect pay and conditions is collective
  bargaining.
Collective bargaining is a good strategy when looking to get the best price on
  a given product or service.
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