Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a collection; in a collective manner; together as a whole; bunched together; to be treated as a single unit, rather than the items that make up the collection separately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a mass, or body; in a collected state; in the aggregate; unitedly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a collective manner; in a mass or body; in a collected state; in the aggregate; unitedly: as, the citizens of a state collectively considered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in conjunction with; combined

Etymologies

collective +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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