Definition of collaboration in English:

collaboration

noun

  • 1The action of working with someone to produce or create something.

    ‘he wrote on art and architecture in collaboration with John Betjeman’
    • ‘The youth voucher pilot scheme will be run in collaboration with the region's youth health workers.’
    • ‘The stay was arranged in collaboration with a hotel school in Chateau Chinon on the outskirts of Beaune in the heart of the Burgundy region.’
    • ‘During the course of the year, the volunteers will be working in collaboration with the park to educate the public on cleaner habits.’
    • ‘This body of artwork has been produced in collaboration with intelligent technology.’
    • ‘He has also worked in the North-east, in collaboration with Mizoram's Artists Society.’
    • ‘The play is being written by Anthony Cullen in collaboration with students and teachers at St. Edward's.’
    • ‘That student reported this threat to a teacher who began an investigation in collaboration with the administration.’
    • ‘The mammoth Dainik Bhaskar group, in collaboration with Zee, is all set to challenge the Times.’
    • ‘The classes are run by the district councils and developed in collaboration with the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust.’
    • ‘Much of this expansion is to be through two-year Foundation Degrees, to be developed in collaboration with employers.’
    • ‘Sixteen years later, India built two submarines in collaboration with the West Germans.’
    • ‘Working in collaboration with Swayam, young Kolkatans are lending their voices to the growing protest.’
    • ‘At the same time, the Mongolian Polo Association was formed in collaboration with the government.’
    • ‘It enables students to use e-mail to conduct research, share information and work in collaboration with others.’
    • ‘Once licensed, the new drug would be rushed into production in collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company.’
    • ‘Detectives from North Yorkshire carried out the raids in collaboration with others from Halifax and Killingbeck, Leeds.’
    • ‘AS's work will be put on show as part of an exhibition of work made by psychiatric patients in collaboration with professional artists.’
    • ‘He often works independently or in collaboration with other artists outside the studio.’
    • ‘Research in collaboration with Peugeot has developed propulsion units rather like hamsters running inside a drum.’
    • ‘This, she said, will not be done single-handedly but in collaboration with the other board members.’
    cooperation, alliance, partnership, participation, combination, association, concert
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    1. 1.1Something produced or created by collaboration.
      ‘his recent opera was a collaboration with Lessing’
      • ‘That aside, there is a string of musical collaborations on the boil, including a project with Bono.’
      • ‘She is the author of nine books, including several collaborations on myth with Bill Moyers.’
      • ‘He has played many gigs over the years and has recorded several previous albums, including collaborations with Charlie Piggott.’
      • ‘But in that time I did some musical collaborations as well.’
      • ‘Chaikin is perhaps best known for his lucid productions of Beckett's plays and collaborations with Sam Shepard.’
      • ‘Jazz fans will want to check out ‘Oh What A Night’ a collaboration with musical giant Roy Ayers.’
      • ‘He claims these theatrical collaborations are a major influence on his film writing.’
      • ‘Radio 3 is broadcasting two collaborations between amateur and professional orchestras.’
      • ‘Part of the urban myth surrounding her is that the songs she says she wrote were collaborations, and the songs she says were collaborations were nothing to do with her.’
      • ‘The album has some amazing Santana Band songs and some tight collaborations with guest artists that you will surely hear on your favorite radio stations this summer.’
      • ‘He passed away last year, but not before completing his swan song, a collaboration with Zaman.’
      • ‘He has published more than twenty volumes of poems, translations and collaborations with artists.’
      • ‘He is also looking forward to the release of his first record, a collaboration with The Divine Comedy.’
      • ‘Greg is currently involved in a number of musical collaborations.’
      • ‘The project is a collaboration between established film makers and young people with no experience in film.’
      • ‘This led him to two long-term screenwriting collaborations that have been justifiably celebrated.’
      • ‘The film is a unique collaboration between the BBC's Drama, Arts and Entertainment departments.’
      • ‘It's on those three Mozart collaborations - the greatest comic operas ever written - that Da Ponte's fame rests.’
      • ‘A phenomenal set of drum and bass by two pasmasters, taking in dreamy clown-step melodies, intense breaks, and superb collaborations.’
      • ‘These pieces sound like isolated fragments from a musical notebook, and lack the momentum of Bailey's collaborations with others.’
  • 2Traitorous cooperation with an enemy.

    ‘he faces charges of collaboration’
    • ‘Retraining the Army seems not only to be a waste of time, but is hampered by the fact it is tainted as an army of collaboration.’
    • ‘Any cooperation with Israel would be seen by many Palestinians as collaboration with the enemy.’
    • ‘It exposes the wartime collaboration between the Vatican and the fascists.’
    • ‘Cast your mind back to the capitulation and collaboration which was Vichy France, Berlin Bear.’
    • ‘It was later vilified for the extent of its co-operation with the regime, accused of collaboration.’
    • ‘In English, ‘quisling’ has since come to denote collaboration with the enemy.’
    • ‘How were these experiences and memories of war, collaboration, and Auschwitz recorded?’
    • ‘Trials for war crimes, collaboration, and genocide continued in several countries for many years after the war.’
    • ‘He alleges he has information on security force collaboration with terrorist killers.’
    • ‘He knows that his collaboration in both wartime and personal events is morally questionable, and acknowledges this.’
    fraternizing, fraternization, colluding, collusion, cooperating, cooperation, consorting, sympathizing, sympathy
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin collaboratio(n-), from collaborare work together.

Pronunciation:

collaboration

/kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/