[ kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ kəˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən /


the act or process of collaborating.
a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.

Origin of collaboration

1855–60; < French < Late Latin collabōrāt(us) (see collaborate) + French -ion -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM collaboration

non·col·lab·o·ra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for collaboration

/ (kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən) /


(often foll by on, with, etc) the act of working with another or others on a joint project
something created by working jointly with another or others
the act of cooperating as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one's own country

Derived forms of collaboration

collaborationist, noun
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