V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

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.

Usage Examples:

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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