collecting

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

collect +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

collecting (countable and uncountable, plural collectings)

  1. A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.
    • 2009, Melissa A Hardy, ‎Alan Bryman, Handbook of Data Analysis (page 568)
      The task of data gathering is not a random walk, a sensual search, or the bemused collectings of a beachcomber.

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Verb[edit]

collecting

  1. Present participle of collect.