collection (plural collections)
- A set of items or amount of material procured or gathered together.
- The attic contains a remarkable collection of antiques, oddities, and random junk.
- The asteroid belt consists of a collection of dust, rubble, and minor planets.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
- Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
- Collections of moisture.
- A purulent collection.
- Multiple related objects associated as a group.
- He has a superb coin collection.
- The activity of collecting.
- Collection of trash will occur every Thursday.
- (topology, analysis) A set of sets.
- A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for donations.
- (obsolete) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.
- We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have been hitherto made out of those words by modern divines.
- (UK) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.
set of items
multiple related objects
activity of collecting
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Borrowed from Latin collectio.
- IPA: /kɔ.lɛk.sjɔ̃/, X-SAMPA: /kO.lEk.sjO~/
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- Rhymes: -sjɔ̃
- Homophone: collections
- Hyphenation: co‧llec‧tion
collection f (plural collections)