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[teem-wurk] /ˈtimˌwɜrk/
cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
work done with a team.
Origin of teamwork
1820-30; team + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for teamwork
  • Proven leadership skills that inspire and align others, and embrace teamwork and collaboration.
  • Managing collaboration requires special skills: less emphasis on individual achievement, more on teamwork.
  • Creative collaboration requires disciplined teamwork.
  • Although they are not always easy, teamwork and cooperation are key to effective office operations.
  • For another, there is an uncommon level of teamwork.
  • Another major difference is in the focus on teamwork.
  • The student body is diverse and there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and a personal approach to student development.
  • They don't do teamwork and can't adapt to new technologies.
  • teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our new open workspaces.
  • Cricket, instead, had brought lessons in teamwork and leadership.
British Dictionary definitions for teamwork


the cooperative work done by a team
the ability to work efficiently as a team
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Word Origin and History for teamwork

1828 in the literal sense, from team (n.) + work (n.). Attested by 1909 in the extended sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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teamwork in Technology
product, software, tool
A SASD tool from Sterling Software, formerly CADRE Technologies, which supports the Shlaer/Mellor Object-Oriented method and the Yourdon-DeMarco, Hatley-Pirbhai, Constantine and Buhr notations.
Teamwork was abandoned when Computer Associates acquired Sterling Software in March 2000.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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