What does collaboration mean?

Definitions for collaboration
kəˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃəncol·lab·o·ra·tion

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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.

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

  2. collaboration(Noun)

    A production or creation made by collaborating.

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

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

  3. collaboration(Noun)

    Treasonous cooperation.

    He has been charged with collaboration.

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. collaboration

    The act and process of to collaborate.

    Collaboration between governments is ideal as we all know on this planet we are one intelligent humanity and universe working together to ensure we achieve the Sustainable development goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of collaboration in a Sentence

  1. Daiju Aoki:

    The comprehensive review might be the first step toward further collaboration with the government, hinting at helicopter money, the government could issue 50-year bonds, and if the BOJ makes a commitment to hold them for a very long time, that would be like helicopter money.

  2. Tom Rosenberg:

    Kids are going to have the opportunity to try new things, practice making friends again, they’re going to get to practice communication skills, practice problem solving, and collaboration skills, and there going to get to be creative. Kids can have the summer that they need and kids really need summer this year.

  3. Alen Wu:

    We now are currently doing research - doing our homework - in terms of entering other European markets, such as Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, the past couple of days we have had a lot of talks with carriers and retailers, and they are all very keen to start extensive collaboration with OPPO.

  4. William Marlin:

    While some may think that the obvious beauty of our nation has been lost in the destruction; I insist that you are the beauty – the power of our people, and the power of collaboration and kindness – and together, we are all the hope for a new tomorrow.

  5. Helen Prejean:

    He connected hope to the way Jesus talked about the kingdom of God, of our collaboration with people who are suffering now, that's what Pope Francis is doing. One week after he became Pope, he was in a prison washing the feet of prisoners. It's solidarity with all human beings.

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