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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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Examples from the web for collaborations
  • These collaborations succeed because they combine complementary elements.
  • Thanks to a series of smart collaborations, the hollowed-out motor city may be slowly growing back.
  • In many cases they had collaborations with the local police.
  • Lanza has high hopes for the stem cells and has numerous collaborations in the works.
  • The implications for such collaborations are mind-boggling.
  • Considering the collaborations and memories forged during such a unique event, it's clear we're winning.
  • Both collaborations identified genes for four proteins essential to the virus's ability to enter host cells and replicate.
  • Many of these projects may spawn new citizen science collaborations of their own.
  • Sometimes conversations with scientists turn into collaborations.
  • She talks to scientists whenever she can and conversations sometimes turn into collaborations.
British Dictionary definitions for collaborations

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 collaborations

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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