Definition of collective
What does the word collective mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Formed by, constituting a, collection, taken as a whole, aggregate, (c. fruit, resulting from many flowers, as mulberry); of, from. many individuals, common, (c. note, signed by several States; c. ownership, of land, means of production, &c., by all for benefit of all, whence collectivism, collectivist, nn.); (Gram. & Log.) c. noun, c. idea, or c., used in sing. to express many individuals, as cattle, troop, duck. Hence collectively adv., collectivity n. [Latin]