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English noun: collection

1. collection (group) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonymsaccumulation, aggregation, assemblage

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)agglomerate, agglomeration, air power, ana, armamentarium, art collection, Asia, assortment, aviation, backlog, batch, batch, battery, biology, biota, block, book, book, botany, bottle collection, bunch, bundle, caboodle, category, Central America, class, clutch, coin collection, collage, combination, congregation, content, convoy, corpus, crop, cumulation, cumulus, data, deal, defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team, ensemble, Europe, exhibition, expo, exposition, extragalactic nebula, family, fauna, findings, flagging, fleet, fleet, fleet, flinders, flora, Free World, GAAP, galaxy, galaxy, generally accepted accounting principles, gimmickry, hand, heap, herbarium, hit parade, information, job lot, Judaica, jurisprudence, kludge, law, library, library, long suit, lot, mail, mass, menagerie, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, mound, mythology, North America, nuclear club, Oort cloud, pack, package, packet, pantheon, parcel, petting zoo, pharmacopoeia, pile, planting, population, post, potpourri, procession, program library, prosecution, repertoire, repertoire, repertory, repertory, rogue's gallery, rule book, salmagundi, set, signage, smithereens, smorgasbord, South America, stamp collection, statuary, string, subroutine library, sum, sum total, summation, tenantry, Third World, tout ensemble, traffic, treasure, treasure trove, trinketry, troponomy, troponymy, universe, variety, vegetation, Victoriana, wardrobe, wardrobe, zoology

Instance hyponymMagi, Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library, Wise Men

2. collection (communication) a publication containing a variety of works


Broader (hypernym)publication

Narrower (hyponym)anthology, archives, compilation, digest

3. collection (communication) request for a sum of money

SamplesAn appeal to raise money for starving children.

Synonymsappeal, ingathering, solicitation

Broader (hypernym)petition, postulation, request

Narrower (hyponym)whip-round

4. collection (act) the act of gathering something together

Synonymsaggregation, assembling, collecting

Broader (hypernym)grouping

Narrower (hyponym)agglomeration, bottle collection, coin collecting, coin collection, collation, compilation, compiling, conchology, gather, gathering, numismatics, numismatology, philately, pickup, shell collecting, stamp collecting, stamp collection, tax collection

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