collection

[[t]kəle̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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collections
1) N-COUNT: oft N of n A collection of things is a group of similar things that you have deliberately acquired, usually over a period of time.

Robert's collection of prints and paintings has been bought over the years...

The Art Gallery of Ontario has the world's largest collection of sculptures by Henry Moore...

He made the mistake of leaving his valuable record collection with a former sweetheart.

2) N-COUNT: oft N of n A collection of stories, poems, or articles is a number of them published in one book.

Two years ago he published a collection of short stories called `Facing The Music'...

The Brookings Institution has assembled a collection of essays from foreign affairs experts.

3) N-COUNT: usu N of n A collection of things is a group of things.

Wye Lea is a collection of farm buildings that have been converted into an attractive complex.

4) N-COUNT A fashion designer's new collection consists of the new clothes they have designed for the next season.
5) N-UNCOUNT Collection is the act of collecting something from a place or from people.

Money can be sent to any one of 22,000 agents worldwide for collection.

...computer systems to speed up collection of information.

...public services including mail delivery and garbage collection.

6) N-COUNT If you organize a collection for charity, you collect money from people to give to charity.

I asked my headmaster if he could arrange a collection for a refugee charity.

7) N-COUNT A collection is money that is given by people in church during some Christian services.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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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