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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collaborativeadjective

    accomplished by collaboration

    "collaborative research"


  1. collaborativeadjective

    accomplished by collaboration; cooperative; as, collaborative effort of industry and the universities. Opposed to competitive.


  1. collaborativenoun

    An organized group of people or entities who collaborate towards a particular goal

  2. collaborativeadjective

    Of, relating to, or done by collaboration.


  1. collaborative

    Collaboration (from Latin com- "with" + laborare "to labor", "to work") is the process of two or more people, entities or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration is similar to cooperation. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. Teams that work collaboratively often access greater resources, recognition and rewards when facing competition for finite resources.Structured methods of collaboration encourage introspection of behavior and communication. Such methods aim to increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem-solving. Collaboration is present in opposing goals exhibiting the notion of adversarial collaboration, though this is not a common use of the term. In its applied sense, "(a) collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to accomplish a shared outcome."


  1. collaborative

    Collaborative refers to the process of two or more people, groups or organizations working together towards a common goal or objective. This cooperation typically involves sharing information, resources, responsibilities and decision-making. The process can take on different forms such as problem-solving, project management or creative endeavors, among others. The underlying principle is the belief that the collective output of a group is greater than the sum of individual contributions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collaborative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collaborative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of collaborative in a Sentence

  1. Dan Patt:

    We want to find ways to make smaller aircraft more effective, and one promising idea is enabling existing large aircraft, with minimal modification, to become 'aircraft carriers in the sky,' we envision innovative launch and recovery concepts for new [drone] designs that would couple with recent advances in small payload design and collaborative technologies.

  2. Bill Miller:

    This theory accepts that the Darwinism that is fundamentally based on entire organisms in competition with each other is incomplete, the real narrative that really counts is unseen to our eyes. You have two moose locking horns over a female. It seems like that is the full depiction of the story of evolution, right there. It’s really just a side show. The real narrative is immunology, the cellular dynamics within the organisms, the collaborative relationships between all of our cells. These cells have their own cognitive capacity, with the linkages and partnerships between microbes.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative and inclusive.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    President Biden has done a masterful job in managing this situation in a way that is collaborative, not condescending or dictating, but collaborative.

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Wikipedia's collaborative model, constant evolution, and commitment to accuracy make it one of the most valuable resources on the internet.

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