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 for collective
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collective \Col*lect"ive\, n. (Gram.)
     A collective noun or name.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collective \Col*lect"ive\, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F.
     1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass,
        sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the
        collective body of a nation. --Bp. Hoadley.
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     2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.]
        "Critical and collective reason." --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. (Gram.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of
        individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or
        noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
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     4. Tending to collect; forming a collection.
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              Local is his throne . . . to fix a point,
              A central point, collective of his sons. --Young.
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     5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy,
        a note signed by the representatives of several
        governments is called a collective note.
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     Collective fruit (Bot.), that which is formed from a mass
        of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; --
        called also multiple fruit. --Gray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: done by or characteristic of individuals acting together;
             "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate
             good" [syn: corporate, collective]
      2: forming a whole or aggregate [ant: distributive]
      3: set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and
         production by the workers involved usually under the
         supervision of a government; "collective farms"
      n 1: members of a cooperative enterprise

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "collective":
     abstract, accompanying, accordant, agreeing, associate, associated,
     at one with, bland, broad, coacting, coactive, coadjutant,
     coadjuvant, coadunate, coefficient, coincident, collaborative,
     collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, combining,
     commensal, common, communal, communalist, communalistic, communist,
     communistic, communitarian, commutual, concerted, concomitant,
     concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, conniving,
     consilient, conspiratorial, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative,
     coordinate, coworking, ecumenic, featureless, fellow, general,
     generalized, generic, harmonious, harmonized, in common,
     indefinite, indeterminate, joint, meeting, mutual, nebulous,
     neutral, noncompetitive, nonspecific, parasitic, popular, public,
     reciprocal, saprophytic, social, socialistic, societal, symbiotic,
     synchronous, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, uncharacterized,
     uncompetitive, undifferentiated, united, uniting, unspecified,
     vague, wide

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