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collective noun


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

  • n. A noun that denotes a collection of persons or things regarded as a unit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A noun which, though singular, refers to a group of things or animals. Examples: a school of fish, a pride of lions.

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

  • n. a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things


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