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Noun collection has 4 senses
  1. collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    --1 is a kind of group, grouping
    --1 has particulars:
     procession; pharmacopoeia; string; wardrobe; wardrobe; weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition; population, universe; armamentarium; art collection; backlog; battery; block; book, rule book; bottle collection; bunch, lot, caboodle; coin collection; collage; content; ensemble, tout ensemble; corpus; crop; tenantry; findings; pack; hand, deal; long suit; stamp collection; statuary; sum, summation, sum total; agglomeration; gimmickry; nuclear club; pile, heap, mound, cumulus; mass; combination; congregation; hit parade; Judaica; kludge; library, program library, subroutine library; library; mythology; Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library; biota, biology; fauna; petting zoo; set; Victoriana; class, category, family; job lot; package, bundle, packet, parcel; defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyers; prosecution; planting; signage; generally accepted accounting practices, GAAP; pantheon; Free World; Third World; Europe; Asia; North America; Central America; South America; Oort cloud; galaxy; galaxy, extragalactic nebula; fleet; fleet; fleet; repertoire; repertory, repertoire; assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley; batch, clutch; batch; rogue's gallery; exhibition, exposition, expo; convoy; traffic; aviation, air power; vegetation, flora; law, jurisprudence; menagerie; data, information; ana; mail, post; treasure; treasure trove; troponymy, troponomy; smithereens; Wise Men, Magi; French West Indies
  2. collection, compendium - a publication containing a variety of works
    --2 is a kind of publication
    --2 has particulars: anthology; archives; compilation, digest
  3. solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
    --3 is a kind of request, petition, postulation
    --3 has particulars: whip-round
  4. collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation - the act of gathering something together
    --4 is a kind of grouping
    --4 has particulars:
     agglomeration; collation; compilation, compiling; gather, gathering; bottle collection; conchology, shell collecting; numismatics, numismatology, coin collecting, coin collection; pickup; philately, stamp collecting, stamp collection; tax collection
    Derived forms: verb collect1, verb collect4, verb collect3
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