What does collaboration mean?

Definitions for collaborationkəˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collaboration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collaboration, coaction(noun)

    act of working jointly

    "they worked either in collaboration or independently"

  2. collaboration, collaborationism, quislingism(noun)

    act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country


  1. Collaboration(n.)

    the act of willingly cooperating with an enemy, especially an enemy nation occupying one's own country.


  1. collaboration(Noun)

    The act of collaborating.

    Collaboration can be a useful part of the creative process.

  2. collaboration(Noun)

    A production or creation made by collaborating.

    The husband-and-wife artists will release their new collaboration in June this year.

  3. collaboration(Noun)

    Treasonous cooperation.

    He has been charged with collaboration.

  4. Origin: Originated 1855–60 from collaboration, from collaboratus + -ion, from con- + laboro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collaboration(noun)

    the act of working together; united labor


  1. Collaboration

    Collaboration is working with each other to do a task. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals, — for example, an endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources. Collaboration is also present in opposing goals exhibiting the notion of adversarial collaboration, though this is not a common case for using the word. Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. These methods specifically aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Forms, rubrics, charts and graphs are useful in these situations to objectively document personal traits with the goal of improving performance in current and future projects.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collaboration' in Nouns Frequency: #2421


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collaboration in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collaboration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andre Gide:

    Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

  2. Amit Ray:

    Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.

  3. Pope Francis:

    May the example of the four Italian saints help the dear Italian people to rekindle the spirit of collaboration and harmony for the public good, and to look to the future with hope.

  4. Thomson Reuters spokesman Brian Mairs:

    We believe in open, cross-industry collaboration and we will be pleased to work with Symphony to develop the best solutions for our clients and the wider financial services industry.

  5. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy.

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Translations for collaboration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • col·laboracióCatalan, Valencian
  • kolaborace, spolupráceCzech
  • Kollaboration, Zusammenarbeit, KollektivarbeitGerman
  • συνεργασίαGreek
  • kunlaboro, kunlaborado, kunlaboraĵoEsperanto
  • colaboraciónSpanish
  • yhteistuotanto, kollaboraatio, myötävaikutus, myötävaikuttaminen, yhteistyöFinnish
  • collaborationFrench
  • kollaborálás, együttműködésHungarian
  • գործակցությունArmenian
  • collaborazioneItalian
  • שיתוף פעולהHebrew
  • 利敵協力, 共働, 協力, 協調, コラボレーション, 裏切り, 合作, コラボJapanese
  • samenwerken, samenwerking, collaboratieDutch
  • samarbeidNorwegian
  • kolaboracja, współpracaPolish
  • formação de quadrilha, conspiração, colaboraçãoPortuguese
  • colaborări, colaborareRomanian
  • сотрудничество, совместная работа, кооперация, коллаборационизмRussian
  • bashkëpunimAlbanian
  • samarbeteSwedish
  • kolaboSwahili
  • iş birliği, imeceTurkish

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