Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A selection of passages from various authors, usually made for the purpose of instruction; a miscellany.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A selective collection of passages from various sources or by various authors; an anthology

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin collēctānea, from neuter pl. of collēctāneus, collected, from collēctus; see collect.]

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