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collection

 [kŏ-lek´shun]
a gathering together.
data collection the process of acquiring subjects and gathering information needed for a study; methods of collection will vary depending on the study design.
research data collection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collecting research data.
specimen collection in the omaha system, the obtaining of specimens of body fluids, secretions, or excreta, including blood, urine, feces, sputum, or drainage.

col·lec·tion

(kŏ-lek'shŭn)
Procurement of a biologic specimen.
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Very well; I packed and stored a part of my collection, and the rest of it I placed in the care of the Grand Ducal Museum i n Mannheim, by permission.
You really must not ask me to go through your collection.
When an itinerant priest of the persuasion of the Methodists, Baptists, Universalists, or of the more numerous sect of the Presbyterians, was accidentally in the neighborhood, he was ordinarily invited to officiate, and was commonly rewarded for his services by a collection in a hat, before the congregation separated.
Though he had some differences with my father in early youth, no sooner had he taken over the Collection than he became like a pagan priest dedicated to a temple.
A collection of specimens of English poetry, for the purpose of exhibiting the achievement of prose excellences by it (in their legitimate measure) is a desideratum we commend to Mr.
The public, however, received the "Smoke of Joy" collection rather dubiously and coldly.
The Ghost replied that he had not eaten them, and while he was explaining the situation another State Official silently added the dome to his own collection.
Sir," replied the Naturalist, "I need a snakeskin for my collection, but if you had not explained I should not have interrupted you, for I thought you were at dinner.
And then she will join my collection, and it will be your turn.
At a later time the term "Cycle", `round' or `course', was given to this collection.
We have only, therefore, to notice how they are collected together, and we can then keep the collection without assuming any "real" table as distinct from the collection.
When I first met him he prided himself on having the finest collection of photographs of race-horses in England.

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