[ UK /kəlˈɛktɪv/ ]
[ US /kəˈɫɛktɪv/ ]
  1. members of a cooperative enterprise
  1. set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government
    collective farms
  2. done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
    the corporate good
    a joint identity
    the collective mind
  3. forming a whole or aggregate
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How To Use collective In A Sentence

  • We're negotiating and that was one of our negotiating points," he told the AP, "but collective bargaining is a negotiating process, and that was not something that Ted was authorized to say and he will be dealt with for that lapse in judgment. Ted Leonsis fined $100,000 for comments on NBA salary cap
  • Searle wants to deny that collective intentions are analyzable in terms of singular intentions, but he also wants (and in my view with better reasons) to deny that there are collective spirits or other mysterious creations.
  • The unions had almost no influence on the factory floor and were ineffective in collective bargaining.
  • This enables more active forms of mobilization, with many memberships engaged in various forms of collective action, often for the first times in their history.
  • The work of the Hard-Edge painters, their first collective exhibition catalog in 1959 asserted, runs counter to a widespread contemporary belief in the primary value of emotion and intuition in esthetic experience … the [Hard-Edge painter] is not preoccupied with art as an opportunity to make autobiographical statements. California Cool
  • This conundrum poses two questions: First: does collective stupidity actually have a bottom limit or is it some kind of great cosmic suckhole from which reason and common sense simply cannot escape? The End-of-the-World Survival Kit
  • In the past a recitation of those statements would have elicited a collective nod from any listening Americans.
  • Hence without the existence of heterodoxy and orthodoxy, collective struggles diminish greatly in importance in traditional societies.
  • We have more experience and we play better as a collective now. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was something about the collective multiplicity of images, the sense of being surrounded by them, that made it all so potent.
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