Definition of collaboration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of working with another person or group of people to create or produce something It was a collaboration that produced extremely useful results. The new plane was a triumph of European industrial and technical collaboration. collaboration (with somebody) (on something) She wrote the book in collaboration with one of her students. The government worked in close collaboration with teachers on the new curriculum. collaboration (between A and B) collaboration between the teachers and the government
  2. 2[countable] a piece of work produced by two or more people or groups of people working together
  3. 3[uncountable] (disapproving) the act of helping the enemy during a war when they have taken control of your country
  4. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Latin collaboratio(n-), from collaborare ‘work together’.Extra examples The project is designed to foster collaboration between the university and industry. a collaboration among experts in various fields a collaboration between two writers the results of a fruitful collaboration with the industry
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: collaboration