collaboration

[[t]kəlæ̱bəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
collaborations
1) N-VAR: oft N with n, N between pl-n, in N Collaboration is the act of working together to produce a piece of work, especially a book or some research.

There is substantial collaboration with neighbouring departments...

Close collaboration between the Bank and the Fund is not merely desirable, it is essential.

...scientific collaborations...

Drummond was working on a book in collaboration with Zodiac Mindwarp.

2) N-COUNT: usu N between pl-n, N with n A collaboration is a piece of work that has been produced as the result of people or groups working together.

He was also a writer of beautiful stories, some of which are collaborations with his fiancee.

3) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N with n (disapproval) Collaboration is the act of helping an enemy who is occupying your country during a war.

...rumors of his collaboration with the occupying forces during the war.


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  • collaboration — col‧lab‧o‧ra‧tion [kəˌlæbəˈreɪʆn] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the activity of working together with another person, company etc in order to achieve something: • More collaboration between companies is needed to speed up the development of… …   Financial and business terms

  • collaboration — 1860, from Fr. collaboration, noun of action from L. collaborare (see COLLABORATE (Cf. collaborate)). In a bad sense, tratorious cooperation with an occupying enemy, it is recorded from 1940; earliest references are to the Vichy Government of… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • collaboration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ active, close ▪ effective, fruitful, happy, successful ▪ interdisciplinary, international …   Collocations dictionary

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  • Collaboration — Eine Kollaboration (lat. co = „zusammen “, laborare = „arbeiten“) ist die Zusammenarbeit mehrerer Personen oder Gruppen von Personen. Als struktureller Anglizismus wird der Begriff der Kollaboration heute in vielen Zusammenhängen als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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