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[teem-wurk] /ˈtimˌwɜrk/
cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
work done with a team.
Origin of teamwork
First recorded in 1820-30; team + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yes; in the interest of teamwork and getting a job out, we try to tend to overlook things like that.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Self-reliance and teamwork are not opposing virtues; we must have both.

  • This is what is called the fine spirit of teamwork by which things get done, both in private and public enterprise.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • What we wish to have work together we must put together and give practice in teamwork.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • teamwork is of course intimately connected with leadership; and will be frequently mentioned in discussing the latter.

    Manpower Lincoln Clarke Andrews
  • Individually, nearly every fellow in the Brown line played really excellent football, but teamwork was missing.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • But Lawrenceville rallied and for the rest of the game their teamwork was masterly.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for teamwork


the cooperative work done by a team
the ability to work efficiently as a team
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for teamwork

1828 in the literal sense, from team (n.) + work (n.). Attested by 1909 in the extended sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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