Kvutza

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Kvutza or kevutza (Heb. קבוצה "group") can be used as:

  • Communal settlement: during pre-state Israel, the word was used in reference to communal life. For many years the kvutza collective settlements were distinguished from kibbutz settlements in that they intended to remain small and mainly agricultural, whereas the larger kibbutz was intended to expand with agriculture, industry and other productive pursuits. Later, as the distinction disappeared, most kvutzot (plural of kvutza) were renamed to "kibbutzim".
  • Any type of group of individuals. It means "team" in modern Hebrew language.
  • An organized group of children consisting of boys and girls graded by age, as used in modern Israel.
  • The mathematical term "Set".