collection

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[Col*lec┬Ětion]

A collection is a group of things, often a group created by someone. For example, many kids have a collection of comic books.

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

Noun
the act of gathering something together

Noun
request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"

Noun
a publication containing a variety of works

Noun
several things grouped together or considered as a whole


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

n.
That which is collected

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A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.

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A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.

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That which is obtained in payment of demands.

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An accumulation of any substance.

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The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.

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The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.


Collection

Col*lec"tion , n. [L. collectio: cf. F. collection.] 1. The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens. 2. That which is collected; as: (a) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons. "A collection of letters." Macaulay. (b) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings. "The collection for the saints." 1 Cor. xvi. 1 (c) (Usually in pl.) That which is obtained in payment of demands. (d) An accumulation of any substance. "Collections of moisture." Whewell. "A purulent collection." Dunglison. 3. The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred. [Obs.]
We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have been hitherto made out of those words by modern divines.
4. The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. [Eng.] Syn. -- Gathering; assembly; assemblage; group; crowd; congregation; mass; heap; compilation.

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

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Usage Examples

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

First let me report that the art in the Barnes Collection has never looked better. My trips to the old Barnes were always amazing, but except on the sunniest days, you could barely see the art. The building always felt pushed beyond its capacity.

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

For my birthday this year, my girlfriends - who knew I'd just inherited my dad's turntable - gave me a carton of albums like 'Blue Kentucky Girl,' by Emmylou Harris, and 'Off the Wall,' by Michael Jackson. It's all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can't have a music collection without Prince's 'Purple Rain' - it just can't be done!

I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar.

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.

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Other Usage Examples

Every collection that I work on, I always think, Is this cool enough to wear to a concert?

I listened to the radio, so I was influenced by everyone from Michael Jackson to Milli Vanilli. But thankfully my dad had a collection of Cat Stevens albums while my mom was listening to jazz.

Design works if it's authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input.

I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I've always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it's late.

'Avatar' is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it's put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.

I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.

I published, privately, a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 copies, which I gave to friends, in a special deluxe edition. It was ridiculously expensive but I'm glad that I did it.

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