Definition of Collection

1. Noun. Several things grouped together or considered as a whole.

Exact synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Procession, Pharmacopoeia, String, Wardrobe, Wardrobe, Population, Universe, Armamentarium, Art Collection, Backlog, Battery, Block, Book, Rule Book, Book, Bottle Collection, Bunch, Caboodle, Lot, Coin Collection, Collage, Content, Ensemble, Tout Ensemble, Corpus, Crop, Tenantry, Findings, Flagging, Flinders, Pack, Deal, Hand, Long Suit, Herbarium, Stamp Collection, Statuary, Sum, Sum Total, Summation, Agglomeration, Gimmickry, Nuclear Club, Agglomerate, Cumulation, Cumulus, Heap, Mound, Pile, Mass, Combination, Congregation, Hit Parade, Judaica, Kludge, Library, Program Library, Subroutine Library, Library, Mythology, Biology, Biota, Fauna, Zoology, Petting Zoo, Set, Victoriana, Category, Class, Family, Job Lot, Bundle, Package, Packet, Parcel, Defence, Defense, Defense Lawyers, Defense Team, Prosecution, Planting, Signage, Gaap, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Pantheon, Free World, Third World, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, South America, Oort Cloud, Galaxy, Extragalactic Nebula, Galaxy, Fleet, Fleet, Fleet, Repertoire, Repertory, Repertoire, Repertory, Assortment, Miscellanea, Miscellany, Mixed Bag, Mixture, Motley, Potpourri, Salmagundi, Smorgasbord, Variety, Batch, Clutch, Batch, Rogue's Gallery, Exhibition, Expo, Exposition, Convoy, Traffic, Air Power, Aviation, Botany, Flora, Vegetation, Jurisprudence, Law, Menagerie, Data, Information, Ana, Mail, Post, Treasure, Treasure Trove, Trinketry, Troponomy, Troponymy, Smithereens
Specialized synonyms: Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library, Magi, Wise Men
Derivative terms: Accumulate, Assemble

2. Noun. A publication containing a variety of works.
Exact synonyms: Compendium
Generic synonyms: Publication
Specialized synonyms: Anthology, Archives, Compilation, Digest

3. Noun. Request for a sum of money. "An appeal to raise money for starving children"
Exact synonyms: Appeal, Ingathering, Solicitation
Generic synonyms: Petition, Postulation, Request
Specialized synonyms: Whip-round

4. Noun. The act of gathering something together.

Definition of Collection

1. n. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.

Definition of Collection

1. Noun. A set of items or objects procured or gathered together by a person, group, or other agent. ¹

2. Noun. Multiple related objects associated as a group. ¹

3. Noun. The activity of collecting. ¹

4. Noun. (topology analysis) A set of sets. ¹

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Definition of Collection

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Collection

collecting societies
collecting society
collecting tubule
collection (current term)
collection plate
collection society
collective-group name
collective agreement
collective bargaining
collective call sign
collective farm
collective group
collective investment scheme
collective investment schemes

Literary usage of Collection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"Noticeable in one group is an interesting collection of fossil footprints from the ... They make up a wonderful collection. Here are the Devonian genera, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"In summary, then, the writer would recommend that a pamphlet collection ... A collection so arranged and housed renders the greatest amount of service, ..."

3. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"Our major effort was expended in making an extensive surface collection from ... Initial studies of this surface collection carried out at the University of ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1907)
"4 Auction season of 1906 in London "Xotes from Sotheby's" to be published Sotheby's Record prices of Shakespeariana at of drawings, Thomas Nast's collection ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"'Catalogue of the collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents formed ... Between 1860 and 1878 he formed an extensive collection of engravings, ..."

6. The Inheritance Tax Law: Containing All American Decisions and Existing Statutes by Arthur Walker Blakemore, Hugh Bancroft (1912)
"[Law of date when proceedings began governs proceedings for collection, ... The collection of inheritance taxes is a proper function of the probate court.1 ..."

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