collaboration col‧lab‧o‧ra‧tion [kəˌlæbəˈreɪʆn] noun1. [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 cleaner fuels for cars.
• The research was done by two university medical departments, working in collaboration with each other.2. [countable] COMMERCE a piece of work that is produced by two or more people, companies etc working together :
• The software is a collaboration involving NGB Technologies and the Gas Research Institute.
* * *collaboration UK US /kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən/ noun [C or U]► the act of working together with other people or organizations to create or achieve something: (a) collaboration between »
The new airport is the result of a collaboration between two of the best architects in the country.in collaboration with »
The mission is being conducted in collaboration with the European space agency.»
Universities and companies are working together in a spirit of collaboration to develop new solutions.
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collaboration — [ kɔ(l)labɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1829; « travaux d un couple » 1753; bas lat. collaborare → collaborer 1 ♦ Travail en commun, action de collaborer avec qqn. La collaboration d un spécialiste à une revue, à un journal. Livre écrit en collaboration. ⇒… … Encyclopédie Universelle
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
Collaboration — Col*lab o*ra tion, n. 1. The act of working together; united labor. [1913 Webster] 2. the act of willingly cooperating with an enemy, especially an enemy nation occupying one s own country. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
collaboration — index bad faith, coaction, collusion, concert, conformity (agreement), connivance, contribution (pa … Law dictionary
collaboration — [n] cooperation alliance, association, collusion, combination, concert, fraternization, joint effort, participation, partnership, teamwork, working together; concept 110 Ant. noncooperation … New thesaurus
Collaboration — For other uses, see Collaboration (disambiguation). See also: Co operation; Coordination. Collaboration is working together to achieve a goal. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize… … Wikipedia
collaboration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ active, close ▪ effective, fruitful, happy, successful ▪ interdisciplinary, international … Collocations dictionary
collaboration — 01. The musical [collaboration] of John Lennon and Paul McCartney produced some of the most popular songs of our era. 02. [Collaboration] between the various levels of government has made everything much easier. 03. Celebrities who write their… … Grammatical examples in English
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… … English dictionary
Collaboration — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Collaboration désigne d une façon générale l acte de collaborer. Processus où deux ou plusieurs personnes s’associent pour réaliser un travail avec des… … Wikipédia en Français