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collaboration

[kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuh n] /kəˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of collaborating.
2.
a product resulting from collaboration:
This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French < Late Latin collabōrāt(us) (see collaborate) + French -ion -ion
Related forms
noncollaboration, noun
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  • Part of the fun of producing this meal was the collaboration.
  • New advances in information technology have made such collaboration much easier and more common.
  • Games can improve our social connections, and they can provide a huge arena for collaboration.
  • It would require years of collaboration and research across many different scientific and financial disciplines.
  • Most research requires collaboration, and it's easy to imagine your personal benefit.
  • There are groups of people that work in collaboration on such things.
  • In some ways, this collaboration kept communication open and may have contributed to the peace that followed.
  • Therefore it would be great to see it available as an open educational resource modelling sustainability and collaboration.
  • People in positions of trust, with media collaboration, have violated the principles of the scientific method.
  • In addition, it will enable better collaboration among caregivers and provide the tools to focus on patient wellness.
British Dictionary definitions for collaboration

collaboration

/kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
often foll by on, with, etc. the act of working with another or others on a joint project
2.
something created by working jointly with another or others
3.
the act of cooperating as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one's own country
Derived Forms
collaborationist, noun
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Word Origin and History for collaboration
n.

1860, from French collaboration, noun of action from Latin collaborare (see collaborate). In a bad sense, "tratorious cooperation with an occupying enemy," it is recorded from 1940; earliest references are to the Vichy Government of France.

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