Definition of collaboration in English:

collaboration

Syllabification: col·lab·o·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /kəˌlabəˈrāSHən
 
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noun

1The action of working with someone to produce or create something: he wrote on art and architecture in collaboration with John Betjeman
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  • 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.
  • During the course of the year, the volunteers will be working in collaboration with the park to educate the public on cleaner habits.
1.1Something produced or created by collaboration: his recent opera was a collaboration with Lessing
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  • He is also looking forward to the release of his first record, a collaboration with The Divine Comedy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
2Traitorous cooperation with an enemy: he faces charges of collaboration
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  • Trials for war crimes, collaboration, and genocide continued in several countries for many years after the war.
  • Any cooperation with Israel would be seen by many Palestinians as collaboration with the enemy.
  • In English, ‘quisling’ has since come to denote collaboration with the enemy.

Origin

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

Derivatives

collaborationist

noun & adjective
sense 2.
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  • Progressives who play that game should be exposed for what they are, namely class collaborationists and allies of bloodspilling empire-extending capitalists.
  • The Sorrow and the Pity is about the Nazi occupation of France, particularly in one city, Clermont-Ferrand, in the part of France governed by the collaborationist Vichy Regime.
  • The ‘femmes tondues’, collaborationist women whose heads were shaved, remain among the most striking images of the time.

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