Origin of collaboration
OTHER WORDS FROM collaborationnon·col·lab·o·ra·tion, noun
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MORE ABOUT COLLABORATION
What does collaboration mean?
Collaboration is the act of working together, especially on a goal or shared project.
It can also be used to refer to a product of collaboration, as in The new single is a collaboration from the two pop stars.
Collaboration is the noun form of the verb collaborate, meaning to work together.
Collaboration is often used in a positive context to refer to two or more parties successfully working together on professional or artistic projects. It often implies not just cooperation but sharing and developing of each other’s ideas.
Such a joint effort can be described with the adjective collaborative. People who collaborate are called collaborators.
Collaboration can also be used in a much more specific way referring to cooperation as a traitor with enemy forces in one’s own country. This is much less commonly used than its general sense.
Example: This project would not have happened without close collaboration between all the departments.
Where does collaboration come from?
The first records of the word collaboration come from around 1860. It ultimately derives from the Latin verb collabōrāre. The prefix col- is a variant of com-, meaning “together.” At the heart of the word is labor, meaning “work.”
Collaboration can be used in any context in which people work together: art, business, education—the collaborative possibilities are endless. The word is often used to refer to a creative give-and-take, such as a collaboration between two artists to paint a mural, or to a joint professional undertaking, such as collaboration between different departments on a report. It’s typically used in the context of some project or goal, whereas the word cooperation is often used more broadly.
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What are some other forms of collaboration?
- collaborate (verb)
- collaborative (adjective)
- collaboratively (adverb)
What are some synonyms for collaboration?
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How is collaboration used in real life?
Collaboration can be used for many different situations, and is particularly associated with cooperative processes that are creative or artistic.
Ahead of the release of "Chromatica" tonight, @LadyGaga dropped her collaboration with #Blackpink, ‘Sour Candy’ – listen to it here https://t.co/c8bjYkkLZQ
— Variety (@Variety) May 28, 2020
Introducing the #ABetterTomorrow collection, a collaboration between @JimWatsonOttawa and @WuTangClan @36ChambersALC. The Collection includes three products that will collectively benefit @OttawaFoodBank, @OttawaMission and @CHEO. Shop here: https://t.co/JZkazxitBx. #ottcity pic.twitter.com/5hqUWldjZg
— CTVMorningLiveOttawa (@CTVOttMornLive) May 20, 2020
That's the piece that sticks with me as well. I feel more collaboration and less confrontation generally makes for a better outcome.
— Doug Sartori (@doug_sartori) May 28, 2020
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Which of the following words is LEAST likely to be used in reference to a successful collaboration?
How to use collaboration in a sentence
The offering is that “you’re going to be working with Justin and Robin,” he says, as a direct collaboration to help your company succeed.With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams|Eric Eldon|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Democrats have watched the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and concluded that more cooperation and collaboration with other nations is needed to solve global issues, a view shared by 80 percent of those who identify themselves as Democrats.Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism|Dan Balz, Scott Clement|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
It took an international collaboration between Martienssen’s group at Cold Spring Harbor Lab and their colleagues at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board nearly 20 years to unravel the mystery of the mantled fruit.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
That’s one of the questions Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy are tackling in their latest collaboration, “Ratched.”‘Ratched’ brings back iconic cinematic villain|Brian T. Carney|September 16, 2020|Washington Blade
Drag Out the Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, works in collaboration with hundreds of drag performers in every state to “drag” their communities to the polls this fall.Virtual Drag Out the Vote event features ‘Drag Race’ alum|Steph Purifoy|September 11, 2020|Washington Blade
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine|Abby Haglage|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sales keep rising though a recent collaboration with Dallas designer Stanley Korshak ended in tears.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is currently working with Vans for an upcoming collaboration.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster|Justin Jones|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As mentioned, Yahoo has a black stain on its collaboration and severe breach of privacy.Alibaba’s Dark Side: Censoring Customers|Brendon Hong|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Piece Co. will then seamlessly source the artisans and be your liaison for collaboration.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy|Cynthia Allum|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is well known that Prud'hon and his pupil painted many pictures in collaboration.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Madame Nourrisson found them all three as serious as authors whose collaboration does not meet with the success it deserves.Unconscious Comedians|Honore de Balzac
Writing in collaboration with his friend Steele he gave his paper a world-wide popularity.The Complete Club Book for Women|Caroline French Benton
This is the whole story of the book's origin; so far, at least, as the collaboration is concerned.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
In her pleasant Memoirs, written in collaboration with her husband, she has quite forgotten to give us the date of her birth.The English Stage|Augustin Filon