V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (adj.) 1. collected together to make a whole; 2. making or sharing something as a group; (n.) an employee-run business
Synonyms: (adj.) combined, composite, assembled, cooperative, joint, shared, (n.) co-op
Antonyms: divided, separate, individual
Tips: Think of the related word collect, which means "to gather." The word collective describes things that are gathered together to make a whole or that are shared by a collected group.
After hours of deliberation, the jury could not reach a collective decision. (joint, shared, combined) adjective
The six women lost a collective 45 pounds while on the diet. (combined, joint, shared) adjective
The workers decided to buy the company and turn it into a collective. (cooperative, shared company) noun
The collective data we’ve gathered so far suggests that there is a large enough market to move forward with our product idea. (combined, aggregate) adjective
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