Collecting vs Collections - What's the difference?

collecting | collections |


As nouns the difference between collecting and collections

is that collecting is a hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector while collections is .

As a verb collecting

is .

collecting

Noun

  • 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.

    Verb

    (head)
  • collections

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (accounting, of an account) A state being beyond merely past due.
  • We have sent your account to collections .
  • (accounting) A department that attempts to collect on accounts that are beyond merely past due.
  • Sorry, but you'll have to talk with collections .
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