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noun collection pronunciation in British English /kəˈlekʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularcollection
pluralcollections
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of things
    a vast/extensive collection:

    a book borrowed from Jon's vast collection

    1. a.
      interesting or valuable objects that someone collects

      a stamp collection

      collection of:

      a collection of baseball caps

    2. b.
      works of art that are kept together, for example in a museum

      The gallery houses one of the finest collections of impressionist art.

    3. c.
      clothes or other products that become available at a particular time of year

      Dior will launch its spring collection next week.

    4. d.
      poems, stories, or other pieces of writing that are published together in a book

      a collection of short stories

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the process of collecting things for a particular purpose, or an instance of this

    the collection of household waste

    Your new glasses are awaiting collection.

    collection of:

    the collection and analysis of information

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] 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.

  4. 4
    [countable] a group of people
    collection of:

    a motley collection of protesters and student groups

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