The value of their collective assets has climbed from [$23.2 billion] a year ago to [$26 billion] this year—a new record.
If the experience is a lousy one, the collective opinion will be unfavorable.
It represents the collective work and the political inclination of the majority of Arab Americans.
early 15c., from Middle French collectif, from Latin collectivus, from collectus (see collect). As a noun, short for collective farm (in the USSR) it dates from 1925. collective farm first attested 1919 in translations of Lenin. Collective bargaining coined 1891 by Beatrice Webb; defined in U.S. 1935 by the Wagner Act. Collective noun is recorded from 1510s; collective security first attested 1934 in speech by Winston Churchill.