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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of gathering something together;
[syn: collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Collect \Col*lect"\ (k[o^]l*l[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.] [L. collecrus, p. p. of collerige to bind together; col- + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter. See Legend, and cf. Coil, v. t., Cull, v. t.] 1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering. [1913 Webster] A band of men Collected choicely from each country. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect. --Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes. [1913 Webster] 3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. --Locke. [1913 Webster] To collect one's self, to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control. Syn: To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate; garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

collecting n 1: the act of gathering something together [syn: collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation]