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
  1. noun
    act of working jointly
    “they worked either in collaboration or independently”
    synonyms: coaction
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    type of:
    joint operation or action
  2. noun
    act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
    synonyms: collaborationism, quislingism
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    type of:
    joint operation or action
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