collection

col|lec|tion [ kə`lekʃən ] noun ***
1. ) count a group of things:
a vast/extensive collection: a book borrowed from John's vast collection
a ) interesting or valuable objects that someone collects:
a stamp collection
collection of: a collection of baseball cards
b ) works of art that are kept together, for example in a museum:
The gallery houses one of the finest collections of impressionist art.
c ) clothes or other products that become available at a particular time of year:
Dior will launch its spring collection next week.
d ) poems, stories, or other pieces of writing that are together in a book:
a collection of short stories
2. ) count or uncount the process of collecting things for a particular purpose, or an instance of this:
the garbage collection
Your new glasses are awaiting collection.
collection of: the collection and analysis of information
3. ) count or uncount the activity of collecting money for a particular purpose, or the money that is collected:
a house-to-house/door-to-door collection: The house-to-house collection raised £255.41.
a ) the activity of collecting money that people must pay:
tax collection
4. ) count a group of people:
collection of: a motley collection of protesters and student groups

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • collection — [ kɔlɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1371 méd.; lat. collectio « action de réunir », de colligere → collecte I ♦ 1 ♦ (Sens génér.) Réunion d objets. ⇒ accumulation, amas, 2. ensemble, groupe, réunion. « les peuples, en tant qu ils ne sont que des collections d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is collected; as: (a) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collection or — est un album compilation de Julie Pietri, sorti en 1992 chez Sony Music Entertainment. Il a été réédité en 1995 sous le nom Collection gold puis en 2001 sous le titre Les indispensables de Julie Pietri. Cette compilation comprend un titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • collection — COLLECTION. s. fém. Recueil de plusieurs passages sur une ou plusieurs matières, tirés d un ou de plusieurs Auteurs. En ce sens, il se met plus ordinairement au pluriel. Faire des collections. Il a fait une bonne collection de tout ce qu il y a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • collection — late 14c., action of collecting, from O.Fr. collection (14c.), from L. collectionem (nom. collectio) a gathering together, noun of action from colligere (see COLLECT (Cf. collect)). Especially of money gathered for religious or charitable… …   Etymology dictionary

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