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Definition for: COLLECTIVE

collective
(a.) Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
(a.) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
(a.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
(a.) Tending to collect; forming a collection.
(a.) Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
(n.) A collective noun or name.