collection (acquisition)
The obtaining of information in any manner, including direct observation, liaison with official agencies, or solicitation from official, unofficial, or public sources.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • collection — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of collecting] Syn. gathering, finding, making a collection, completing a collection, collecting, compilation, recovering, bringing together, searching for, assembling, amassing, compiling, acquisition, obtaining,… …   English dictionary for students

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