col|lec|tion «kuh LEHK shuhn», noun.
1. the act of bringing together; coming together: »

The collection of these stamps took ten years. The collection of a crowd there was unexpected.

2. a group of things gathered from many places and belonging together: »

a collection of proverbs or essays, a collection of minerals. Our library has a large collection of books.

3. money gathered from people: »

A church takes up a collection to help pay its expenses.

4. a large quantity; mass or heap; accumulation.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • de|col|lec|ti|vi|za|tion — «DEE kuh LEHK tuh vuh ZA shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of decollectivizing. 2. that which has been decollectivized, as a farm group …   Useful english dictionary

  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

  • lec — al·ve·o·lec·to·my; an·ti in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism; an·ti in·tel·lec·tu·al·ist; bo·lec·tion; cen·tro·lec·i·thal; co·lec·ti·vo; col·lec·ta·nea; col·lec·tar·i·um; col·lec·tion; col·lec·tiv·ism; col·lec·tiv·i·ty; col·lec·ti·vi·za·tion; col·lec·tiv·ize;… …   English syllables

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