Forming a whole; of or characteristic of a group taken together.
Fr.: comportement collectif
1) The whole behavior of a system of many interacting components,
which differs from that of the individual components. Some classical
examples are the → many-body problem,
→ phase transition, most of thermodynamic phenomena,
collective oscillations occurring in solids, etc. Physics dealt with collective
behavior much earlier than the term collective behavior was even coined.
collective star formation
diseš-e gerdâmdi-ye setâregân
Fr.: formation collective d'étolies
Formation of stars, especially → massive stars, in group as opposed to individual formation.