collaboration

When you join a group of friends to build a huge sandcastle on the beach, your impressive structure is the result of collaboration, or working together toward a common goal.

Working with another person — or a group of people — to make something together is collaboration. You can also describe the result of your work, like the elaborately decorated cake you made with your best friend, as a collaboration. During World War II, the word collaboration began being used to mean "working traitorously with an enemy," and became a very serious crime.

Definitions of collaboration
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n act of working jointly

“they worked either in collaboration or independently”
Synonyms:
coaction
Type of:
cooperation
joint operation or action

n act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country

Synonyms:
collaborationism, quislingism
Type of:
cooperation
joint operation or action

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