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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.
References in classic literature ?
Like the different appearances of the table to a number of simultaneous observers, the different particulars that belong to one physical object are to be collected together by continuity and inherent laws of correlation, not by their supposed causal connection with an unknown assumed existent called a piece of matter, which would be a mere unnecessary metaphysical thing in itself.
One way collects together the appearances commonly regarded as a given object from different places; this is, broadly speaking, the way of physics, leading to the construction of physical objects as sets of such appearances.
'I have collected together all the wolves in the kingdom, and they are waiting for you in the wood.
Astor, on the contrary, would be able to supply his proposed establishment at the mouth of the Columbia by sea, and to ship the furs collected there directly to China, so as to undersell the Northwest Company in the great Chinese market.
Almost one in three (30 per cent) of those who had failed to pick up their orders said the hassle of the click and collect process was to blame.
Besides this, she said that there was a shortage of Rs43 billion in taxes on petroleum products, as the department had estimated to collect Rs279 billion this year.
In the latest audit report for the 2016-2017 financial year, Ouko says City Hall could have lost billions of shillings because it did not know how much it collects every year through JamboPay system owned by Webtribe.
'Malabon's local government was the only one who asked us to collect (trash) inside their cemetery,' Martinez said in a phone interview.
"Collecting postcards is in many ways complimentary to stamp collecting and many collectors collect both and they can enhance a stamp collection," the spokesman said.
The Manila International Container Port (MICP), with a target collection of P15.439 billion, collected only P14.224 billion for the month, while the Port of Subic only collected P1.601 billion against its revenue target of P1.802 billion.
Even if your company does not collect personal information from users, using a third-party service such as Google Analytics means that you are collecting personal information and you must inform your users.
Collector Customs Zulfiqar Chaudhry appreciated the services of its staff and urged them to continue their efforts with commitment and dedication so that MCCI could collect more revenue to plays a vital role in the national economic development.