legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection +

(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])

Closely related to lexi-, -lexia, -lexic, -lexis (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).

coil (s) (noun), coils (pl)
1. To wind into continuous, regularly spaced rings one above the other; such as, to coil a wire around a pencil.
2. To wind on a flat surface into rings one around the other; such as, coiling a rope on the floor.
3. To gather rope, wire, string, etc. into loops.
4. To form rings, spirals, etc.
5. To gather or to retract in a circular way; such as, the snake coiled and struck out at the cat.
6. To move in or to follow a winding course; for example, the river could be seen from the cliff as it coiled through the valley.
7. A connected series of spirals or rings into which a rope or the such is wound.
8. An arrangement of pipes, coiled or in a series, as in a radiator.
9. In philately, a stamp issued in a roll, usually of 500 stamps, and usually perforated vertically or horizontally only or a coil of such stamps.
10. Etymology: Middle French coillir, "to collect"; from Latin colligere, "to gather", "to collect".
collect (verb), collects; collected; collecting
1. To gather things and to bring them together.
2. To gain or regain control of oneself and to deliberately calm oneself.
3. Etymology: directly or via French from medieval Latin collectare, from Latin collect-, past participle stem of colligere; literally, “to gather together”, from legere, “to gather", "to read”; source of English lecture.
collectanea
A selection of pieces of writing by an author or by several authors.
collected (adjective), more collected, most collected
A reference to items that have been gathered together from various places or sources: "Joseph organized the collected words into groups to show their family relationships."
collectedly (adverb)
In a self-possessed manner.
collectedness (s) (noun)
1. Brought together into one place: "The politician brought the crowd together with her collectedness of objectives if she were to be elected."
2. In full control of one's faculties; calmness: "The trial witness remained in a state of collectedness throughout the cross-examination of the prosecutor."
collectible (s) (noun), collectibles (pl)
1. An object or things that are valued or sought after by those who want to own it.
2. Things which are considered to be worth possessing; but not necessarily of great value or an antique: "Susana desired the historical memorabilia that she saw at the open market because she thought it contained collectible information that is not available anywhere else."
collection (s) (noun), collections
1. The act of gathering things together.
2. A publication containing a variety of works.
3. Several things that are grouped together or considered as a whole.
collective (s) (noun), collectives (pl)
1. Members of a cooperative enterprise.
2. Set up on the principle of ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government.
collectively (adverb)
1. Bunched together as a whole or combined.
2. To be treated as a single unit, rather than as separate items or parts.
constantia et diligentia
By perseverance and diligence.

A motto of fortitude and steadfastness.

counterintelligence
Intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage, or sabotage, or subversion, or terrorism.
cull
1. A person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality.
2. To remove something that has been rejected.
3. To select, or to gather, people or things; especially, those that are good examples of their kind: "The apples are being culled so the best ones are available for grocery stores."
4. To remove an animal; especially, a sick or weak one, from a herd or flock.
5. Etymology: originally "put through a strainer", from Old French coillir, "collect, gather, select", from Latin colligere, "gather together"; originally it meant "choose, select".
culler
1. Someone who selects, or chooses, from a group to reduce or to control the size, or quality of (as a herd) by removal (as by hunting) of especially weaker animals.
2. Anyone who picks or chooses; especially, an inspector who selects wares suitable for marketing.
Damnant quod non intelligunt.
They condemn what they do not understand.

Often heard from those who strive to be creative.

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