Choice vs Collection - What's the difference?

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Choice is a synonym of collection.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between choice and collection

is that choice is (obsolete) a sufficient number to choose among while collection is (obsolete) the act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.

As nouns the difference between choice and collection

is that choice is an option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something while collection is a set of items or amount of material procured or gathered together.

As an adjective choice

is especially good or preferred.

choice

English

(wikipedia choice)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Steven Sloman , title=The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation , volume=100, issue=1, page=74 , magazine= citation , passage=Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.}}
    Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
  • One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
  • The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
  • Anything that can be chosen.
  • The best or most preferable part.
  • * Milton
  • The flower and choice / Of many provinces from bound to bound.
  • Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • I imagine they [the apothegms of Caesar] were collected with judgment and choice .
  • (obsolete) A sufficient number to choose among.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * (anything that can be chosen) assortment, range, selection * the cream * See also

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Especially good or preferred.
  • It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.
  • (slang, New Zealand) Cool; excellent.
  • Choice ! I'm going to the movies.

    Synonyms

    * (especially good or preferred) prime, prize, quality, select

    collection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A set of items or amount of material procured or gathered together.
  • *
  • Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections , rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
  • * (William Whewell)
  • Collections of moisture.
  • * Dunglison
  • A purulent collection .
  • Multiple related objects associated as a group.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.}}
  • The activity of collecting.
  • (topology, analysis) A set of sets.
  • A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for donations.
  • (obsolete) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.
  • * (John Milton)
  • We may safely say thus, that wrong collections have been hitherto made out of those words by modern divines.
  • (UK) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.
  • A set of college exams generally taken at the start of the term.
  • Derived terms

    * collection agency * collection plate * minicollection * take up a collection