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Another word for collection

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Noun
  1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit

      1. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
      2. (Printing) The width of the body of a piece of type
      3. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
      1. A group meeting together socially to accomplish a task
      2. A group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an organized political group which seeks to elect its candidates to office and thus to direct government policies
      3. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory:
      1. A number of persons or things regarded as a group
      2. A piece of land used for a given purpose:
      3. An individual of a particular kind or type:
      1. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
      2. A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
      3. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
      1. A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
      2. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      1. A group; a bunch.
      2. A number of persons, animals, or things gathered together; cluster
      3. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
      1. (Phonet.) A group of nonsyllabic phonemes, esp. a group of two or more consecutive consonants
      2. A group of academic courses in a related area.
      3. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch:
      1. A clustered mass; a lump:
      2. A mass of bacteria
      3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.
      1. (Informal) A large amount; a lot:
      2. A bunch, collection, or group
      3. A number of things tied, wrapped, or otherwise held together
      1. (Informal) A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
      3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      1. Anything having real or material substance or form; any physical or perceptible object
      2. A group of individuals regarded as an entity; a corporation.
      3. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
      1. A group, esp. of girls or women
      2. A large group or collection.
      3. A group of animals, in particular quail.
      1. The quantity of anything made in one operation or lot
      2. A group of programs, instructions, etc. for processing by a computer in a single run
      3. A number of things or persons taken as a group; lot; set
      1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
      2. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
      3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      1. An impressive display of assembled persons or things
      2. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
      3. (Computers) A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.
    See also:

    group

  2. A quantity accumulated

    See also:

    collect

Another word for collection

Noun
  1. The act of collecting

  2. That which has been collected

      1. (Informal) A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      2. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      3. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
      1. A pile, mass, or mound of things jumbled together
      2. A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other:
      3. (Informal) A great number or amount
      1. A number of associated people or things:
      2. (Informal) A large extent, amount, or number:
      3. A number of persons or things regarded as a group
      1. An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
      2. The meal eaten by such a group
      3. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
      1. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation:
      2. A group of programs, instructions, etc. for processing by a computer in a single run
      3. A number of things or persons taken as a group; lot; set
      1. The act, process, or result of collating
      2. A conference or gathering, as of monks at the close of the day to listen to a reading from a religious book and to discuss it
      3. (Library Science) The physical description of a book, including the trim size, number of pages and illustrations, etc.
      1. The act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water.
      2. (Chemistry) The amount of a specified substance in a unit amount of another substance.
      3. A field or course of study on which one focuses, especially as a student in a college or university.
      1. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
      2. A collection of things that have been arranged:
      3. Something made by arranging parts in a particular way
      1. (Law) A systematic arrangement of abstracts from court decisions designed to simplify the locating of relevant case law.
      2. A condensed but comprehensive account of a body of information; summary or synopsis, as of scientific, legal, or literary material
      3. A collection of previously published material, such as articles, essays, or reports, usually in edited or condensed form.
      1. A supply stored up and hidden or kept in reserve
      2. (Archaeology) A cache of valuable objects or artefacts; a trove.
      3. A collection or supply, as of memories or information, that one keeps to oneself for future use.
      1. A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer.
      2. An amount of goods or valuables, especially when kept in a concealed or hard-to-reach place:
      3. (Comput.) A storage area or portion of memory variously designed to store program instructions, copies of recently or frequently accessed Web pages, etc. for faster retrieval
      1. The capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
      2. A population of wild animals, especially of a species that is also farmed:
      3. Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock (Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock (Malcomia maritima)
      1. Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
      2. A great amount or number; abundance
      3. A stock or supply reserved for future use:
      1. A selective collection of passages from various sources or by various authors; an anthology
      2. A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.
      1. A short but complete summary of something.
      2. A summary or abstract containing the essential information in a brief form; concise but comprehensive treatise
      3. A list or collection of various items.
      1. A collection of passages or pieces from the writings of an author
      2. A selection of literary passages, usually by one author.
      3. A collection of literary passages, for use in studying a language
      1. A collection of various materials that reflect the character of a person or place:
      2. An item in such a collection.
      3. A collection of anecdotes, reminiscences, etc., esp. by or about a particular person
      1. A collection of articles by the colleagues, former students, etc. of a noted scholar, published in his or her honor
      2. A volume compiled as a tribute, especially to a scholar, consisting of articles or essays relating to the honoree's work or interests.
      1. (in ancient Greece) A drinking party, especially one with intellectual discussion.
      2. A collection of opinions, esp. a published group of essays, on a given subject
      3. A collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine.
      1. A mathematical unit or value, signifying a quantity, a position in a series, etc., and expressed by a symbol or word or by a group of symbols or words
      2. One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order:
      3. A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification:
      1. The series of numbers or letters used in opening a combination lock
      2. (Mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
      3. (Math.) Any of the various groupings, or subsets, into which a number, or set, of units may be arranged without regard to order: dual combinations of A, B, C, and D are AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, CD
      1. An aggregating or being aggregated
      2. A group or mass of distinct things or individuals
      1. Any jumbled mixture; mess
      2. A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
      3. A kind of stew
      1. A publication containing various literary works.
      2. Such a collection of writings, as in a book
      3. A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
      1. An often jumbled assortment; a mixture:
      2. A mixture of things not usually placed together; heterogeneous collection; hodgepodge
      3. (Music) An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
      1. A wreath or woven chain of flowers, leaves, etc. worn on the head or used as decoration, esp. as a symbol of victory, honor, etc.
      2. A wreath or festoon, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
      3. Any of a number of places named for persons with the surname, including a large suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA).
      1. Bus
      2. A long motor vehicle for passengers; a bus.
      3. A large volume containing a collection of previously published works, as by a single author or on one theme
      1. (By extension) An assortment of things.
      2. A miscellany, assortment, or catalog, as of complaints, comments, or ideas:
      3. A collection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays.
      1. The department of a government in charge of the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue.
      2. A collection of treasures in art, literature, etc.
      3. A place where treasure is kept; room or building where valuable objects are preserved
      1. (Electricity) A device containing an electric cell or a series of electric cells storing chemical energy that can be converted into electrical power, usually in the form of direct current.
      2. The personnel who operate such guns: usually the basic unit of artillery, corresponding to an infantry company
      3. (Elec.) A connected group of electrochemical cells that store electric charges and generate direct current
      1. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
      2. (Math., Statistics) A systematic arrangement of numbers or symbols in rows and columns
      3. An impressively large number, as of persons or objects:
      1. A range of things from which one can make a choice:
      2. A group or collection of these
      3. A carefully chosen or representative collection of people or things:
      1. A specified or indefinite number or amount:
      2. A great amount or number
      3. An exact amount or number:
      1. (Painting) A large area or form of one color, shade, intensity, etc.
      2. A grouping of individual parts or elements that compose a unified body of unspecified size or quantity:
      3. A large but nonspecific amount or number:
      1. The act of compiling
      2. Something, such as a report, anthology, or set of data, that is compiled.
      1. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
      2. (Math.) A prescribed collection of points, numbers, or other objects that satisfy a given condition
      3. A number of couples required for participation in a square dance.
      1. A group of persons or things gathered together; assembly
      2. A sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials.
      3. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
      1. The part of a computer memory used to store data temporarily: retrieval of data from it is in reverse order to its storage
      2. (Informal) A large number or amount
      3. A number of chimney flues or pipes arranged together
      1. A large amount of money:
      2. (Informal) A large amount or number
      3. A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
      1. State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
      2. A jumbled heap, mass, etc.
      3. The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together.
      1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
      2. A human or animal body, esp. a dead one
      3. (Anat.) The main part of an organ; also, a mass of tissue with a specialized function
      1. The act of assorting; separation into classes.
      2. A collection of varying but related items.
      3. An assorted, or miscellaneous, group or collection; variety
      1. (Finance) The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low.
      2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
      3. The process of growing into a heap or a large amount.