I'm trying to brand a product with either the word 'collaborative' or 'collective', but I am having trouble imagining what the well known thematic usage is with either word. I've always seen them used interchangeably.
The definitions seem pretty similar:
collaborative: produced or conducted by two or more parties working together.
- "collaborative research"
collective: done by people acting as a group.
- "a collective protest"
My guess is that someone with a literature or world history background would be able to help me parse the difference or nuance I'm trying to identify.