ETYM Latin collectivus: cf. French collectif.
1. Forming a whole or aggregate.
2. Set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government.
1. Of no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; SYN. ordinary, widespread.
2. Common to or shared by two or more parties; SYN. mutual.
3. Commonly encountered; SYN. usual.
4. Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; SYN. vernacular, vulgar.
5. Of or associated with the great masses of people; SYN. plebeian, vulgar, unwashed.
6. To be expected; standard; SYN. simple.
concomitant / kɑːnkɑːmətənt /
ETYM French, from Latin con- + comitari to accompany, comes companion. Related to Count a nobleman.
concurrent / kənkɜːrənt /
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a computer operation in which two or more processes (programs) have access to the microprocessor’s time and are therefore carried out nearly simultaneously. Because a microprocessor can work with much smaller units of time than people can perceive, concurrent processes appear to be occurring simultaneously but in reality are not.
congregate / kɑːŋɡrəɡet /
Providing or being group services or facilities designed especially for elderly persons requiring supportive services
cooperative / koʊɒpərətɪv /
Done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; co operative
ETYM Latin corporatus, p. p. of corporare to shape into a body, from corpus body. Related to Corpse.
1. Done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; SYN. collective.
2. Of or belonging to a corporation.
3. Organized and maintained as a legal corporation; SYN. incorporated.
1. Of or relating to a corporation
2. Of or relating to corporatism
ETYM Cf. French corrélatif.
1. Mutually related; SYN. correlate, correlated.
2. (Grammar) Indicating a reciprocal or complementary relation.
cumulative / kjuːmjələtɪv /
ETYM Cf. French cumulatif.
Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
Increasing; growing by successive additions; gathering strength as it grows; expressing addition.
dividual / dɪvɪdʒuːəl /
gregarious / ɡrəɡeriəs /
ETYM Latin gregarius, from grex, gregis, herd; cf. Skr. jar to approach. Related to Congregate, Egregious.
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
2. Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
3. Living in herds; tending to flock together; fond of society.
joint / dʒɔɪnt /
ETYM French, p. p. of joindre. Related to Join.
1. Affecting or involving two or more.
2. Involving both houses of a legislature.
3. United or combined.
mutual / mjuːtʃəwəl /
ETYM French mutuel, Latin mutuus, orig., exchanged, borrowed, lent; akin to mutare to change. Related to Mutable.
Experienced or expressed by each toward the other.
promiscuous / proməskwəs /
ETYM Latin promiscuus; pro before, in place of, for + miscere to mix. Related to Mix.
Not selective of a single class or person.
Mixed in haphazard fashion; indiscriminate.
public / pʌblɪk /
ETYM Latin publicus, poblicus, from populus people: cf. French public. Related to People.
Not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.
ETYM French, from Latin unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, from unus one. Related to One, Onion, Unit.
1. The state of being united.
2. Making or becoming a single unit; SYN. unification, uniting.
3. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts.
4. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; SYN. labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood.
5. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; SYN. sum, join.
6. A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations.
7. A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
A form of pipe fitting where two extension pipes are joined at a separable coupling.
Association of workers, see trade union.