Crossword clues for collection
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Collection \Col*lec"tion\, n. [L. collectio: cf. F. collection.]
The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.
That which is collected; as:
A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons. ``A collection of letters.''
A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings. ``The collection for the saints.''
--1 Cor. xvi. 1
(Usually in pl.) That which is obtained in payment of demands.
An accumulation of any substance. ``Collections of moisture.''
--Whewell. ``A purulent collection.''
The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred. [Obs.]
We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have been hitherto made out of those words by modern divines.
The jurisdiction of a collector of excise. [Eng.]
Syn: Gathering; assembly; assemblage; group; crowd; congregation; mass; heap; compilation.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "action of collecting," from Old French collection (14c.), from Latin collectionem (nominative collectio) "a gathering together," noun of action from colligere (see collect). Especially of money gathered for religious or charitable purposes from 1530s. Meaning "a group of objects viewed as a whole" is from c.1400.
n. 1 A set of items or amount of material procured or gathered together. 2 Multiple related objects associated as a group.
a publication containing a variety of works [syn: compendium]
Collection or Collections may refer to:
- Cash collection, the function of an accounts receivable department
- Collection agency, agency to collect cash
- Collection (abstract data type), the abstract concept of collections in computer science
- Collection (artwork), objects in a particular field forms the core basis for the museum
- Collection (Oxford colleges), a beginning-of-term exam or Principal's Collections
- Collection (horse), a term referring to the horse carrying more weight on his hindquarters than his forehand
- Collection (racehorse), an Irish-bred, Hong Kong based Thoroughbred racehorse
Collection occurs when a horse carries more weight on the hind legs than the front legs. The horse draws its body together so that it becomes like a giant spring whose stored energy can be reclaimed for fighting or running from a predator. The largest organic spring in the horse's body, and therefore the easiest one to observe in action, is the back, including the spine and the associated musculature that draws it together in much the same way that a bow is drawn by an archer.
Collection is the first compilation album by the Canadian pop group Men Without Hats. It was released in 1996.
At Colleges of the University of Oxford, a Collection may be one of two things:
- An examination taken at the beginning of term by undergraduates/graduates, testing the work done in the previous term, and often based on past paper questions (typically a three-hour exam). Undergraduates usually sit one or two Collections per term, but this can vary by tutor and by college. Collections are College (or sometimes departmental), rather than University, examinations and assist in predicting a student's final degree result rather than constituting a part of it.
- A Penal Collection might be set if an undergraduate has failed to work hard enough. Failure to achieve a minimum mark set in advance may result in the student's being rusticated for a set period, or even being “sent down” — that is, permanently expelled from the College.
- A meeting at the end of term, usually with a set of tutors or - very occasionally - with the Head of House of the College, at which reports of the term's work are read, or (especially for postgraduates) the student's progress is discussed. These are sometimes known as “hand-shaking”, or “Principal's (Dean's/Master's/Warden's/President's/Provost's/Rector's, etc.) Collections”.
Collection is a compilation album by The Stranglers.
Collection is a greatest hits album by Tracy Chapman, it features tracks from her first five studio albums. The tracks include her two U.S. Top Tens, " Fast Car" and " Give Me One Reason". Other charted singles on this album include " Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Crossroads", "Telling Stories", and " Baby Can I Hold You".
The Jam Collection is a compilation by The Jam. It includes only one of the band's singles (" Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" which was unreleased in the UK), as it focuses on the group's album tracks and B-sides.
A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, where the contents may be more paper-based, replaceable and less exhibition oriented, or a private collection of art formed by an individual, family or institution that may grant no public access. A museum normally has a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection. The process by which an object is formally included in the collection is called accessioning and each object is given a unique accession number.
Museum collections, and archives in general, are normally catalogued in a collection catalogue, traditionally in a card index, but nowadays in a computerized database. Transferring collection catalogues onto computer-based media is a major undertaking for most museums. All new acquisitions are normally catalogued on a computer in modern museums, but there is typically a backlog of old catalogue entries to be computerized as time and funding allows.
Collection is a greatest hits album by New Zealand band, The Warratahs released in 2003.
Collection is a compilation album of jazz songs by American pianist Joe Sample that was released in 1991 through GRP Records.
This album sampler includes tracks from albums released in 1978-1985 while Joe Sample recorded with Blue Thumb and MCA recording companies.
In computer science, a collection or container is a grouping of some variable number of data items (possibly zero) that have some shared significance to the problem being solved and need to be operated upon together in some controlled fashion. Generally, the data items will be of the same type or, in languages supporting inheritance, derived from some common ancestor type. A collection is a concept applicable to abstract data types, and does not prescribe a specific implementation as a concrete data structure, though often there is a conventional choice (see Container for type theory discussion).
Examples of collections include lists, sets, multisets, trees and graphs.
Fixed-size arrays (or tables) are usually not considered a collection because they hold a fixed number of data items, although they commonly play a role in the implementation of collections. Variable-size arrays are generally considered collections.
Collection is an album by Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, released in 2001.
This release was for North America only. Around the same time, in Japan, the band released 'TMGE 106', which contained similar (although not identical) tracks.
Collection is a compilation album written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield.
Collection' is a compilation album by British band The Charlatans, it was released in October 2007.
Collection is a compilation album by the super-group Praxis, released in 1998 by the label Douglas.
This album does not contain any songs from their first album Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) (1992) and focuses more on the next albums Sacrifist (1994) and Metatron (1994).
The songs "Maggot Dream" and "Dark Hood" belong to Death Cube K (an anagram of Buckethead), and were released in the album Dreamatorium in 1994.
Collection is an album by Jason Becker released by Shrapnel Records on November 4, 2008. The album includes three new songs in addition to some older recordings. It includes many musicians and features guitarists such as Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Vai, and Steve Hunter.
Collection is the fifteenth and debut compilation album by Spyro Gyra, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music). The album cover showed a couple of fairies above a city with flowers.
The first two tracks are new recordings. "Mallet Ballet" is a live recording from a 1979 promo EP. "Harbor Nights" is from the live album Access All Areas. The remaining tracks are the original studio versions.
Collection is the first greatest hits album by Canadian folk music group The Rankin Family. It was released by EMI in 1996. The album peaked at number 1 on the RPM Country Albums chart.
Collection is the debut Japanese studio album and is the second studio album overall of South Korean girl group 2NE1. It was released on March 28, 2012 in 4 different editions: CD+2DVD+Photobook, CD+DVD, CD+Goods ( HMV stores only) and a Regular edition.
Collection is a greatest hits album by Swedish recording artist Agnes, and was released on December 27, 2013 in Sweden. It includes most of her singles to date, omitting Stranded, Kick Back Relax, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Sometimes I Forget and Life (Diamonds in the Dark).
Collection is the title of the first compilation album released by the American country music artist Wynonna Judd. The standard version of the album reprised eleven tracks from her first three studio albums: her 1992 self-titled debut, 1993's Tell Me Why, and 1996's Revelations. The standard edition of the album contained no new tracks, but a number of the songs were presented in remixed versions.
The Australian edition of the album was a more comprehensive collection and included an additional six tracks. This edition added the international singles "Making My Way (Any Way That I Can," "Father Sun," and Wynonna's duet with Michael English "Healing." It also included her cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd's " Free Bird."
Collection is an Irish-bred, Hong Kong based Thoroughbred racehorse.
In the season of 2008–09, Collection won the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (HK G1-2000m) on 22 March. Collection also was one of the nominees of Hong Kong Horse of the Year in the seasons of 2008–09 and 2009–10.
Collection began his racing career in England where he was trained by William Haggas. Haggas trained Collection to win three of his seven races in 2007 and 2008, including the Listed Hampton Court Stakes at Ascot.
In 2009, Collection was exported to race in Hong Kong and won the Hong Kong Derby on his third appearance for his new trainer John Moore.
In the following season, Collection finished runner up to the French-trained Vision d'Etat in the Hong Kong Cup in December and won the Hong Kong Gold Cup in February.
Collection is an album by American pianist Dave Grusin released in 1989, recorded for the GRP label. Collection contains a retrospective of Grusin's 1976-1989 work. The album reached #3 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.
Collection is an album by American guitarist Lee Ritenour released in 1991, recorded for the GRP label. Collection contains a retrospective of Ritenour's 1979-1991 work. The album reached #7 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.
Usage examples of "collection".
A large collection of Acadian documents, from the archives of Paris, is in my possession.
I have also examined the Acadian collections made for the government of Canada and for that of Massachusetts.
How long would it be, Adams wondered, before America had such collections.
His large library included a fine collection of Aldine editions and Greek and Latin MSS.
To an ameba, this was easily the most exciting photograph in the collection.
Within two years he put him on the Ammonites, a big collection having been received from Europe at that time.
She had swooped into Pottery Barn one afternoon for simple, disposable furniture, but the walls were adorned with truly beautiful works of art from the collection of her mother, a woman of discerning taste and double fortune after remarrying an Argentinean named Helmut.
By noon, October 30th, we had seen our Andean collections in the hands of arrieros bound for Guayaquil, whence they were to be shipped by way of Panama to Washington, and our baggage train for Napo headed toward the rising sun.
Perhaps if her collection included species from Phylum Arthropoda rather than the tediously inelegant Mammalia, I might find it of some small value.
The collection, such as it was, was in the Avestan dialect, which had grown partially obsolete and unintelligible.
Second, you show up dressed to party with your pet in tow at that club, the club that Balthazar uses as his main collection area.
In conclusion, it may be said that the present volume contains many precious relics of the Bewick, Newbury, Goldsmith, Newcastle York, Banbury, Coventry, and Catnach presses, and a representative collection of the stock of workable woodcuts of a provincial printer in the latter part of the 18th century, and to those who would like to inspect the rentable copies of those valuable and interesting little books, and some of the original Horn Books, etc.
Martin, and during the course of the evening I decided to mention the prospective collections in case he had ever done a unicorn story or a barroom story.
Her collection of beargrass, cattail leaves and stalks, reeds, willow switches, roots of trees, would be made into baskets, tightly woven or of looser weave in intricate patterns, for cooking, eating, storage containers, winnowing trays, serving trays, mats for sitting upon, serving or drying food.
He always did it, in these spells, and the word was like a skewer pinning her to the beaverboard among the other butterflies of his collection.