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  1. 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.
  2. work done with a team.
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Origin of teamwork

First recorded in 1820–30; team + work
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Related Words for teamwork

synergy, unity, partnership, harmony, alliance, help, union, assistance, coalition, confederacy, partisanship, confederation, federation, synergism, symbiosis, teaming

Examples from the Web for teamwork

Contemporary Examples of teamwork

Historical Examples of teamwork

  • It was, as Paul declared to his colleagues, a triumph of teamwork.

  • In a way, this is certainly so, since teamwork can accomplish things that mobs cannot do.


    Randall Garrett

  • They must get to them that way fairly often, to judge by the teamwork they use when it does happen.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Between Burr and Olds there was the finest sort of teamwork.

  • But Lawrenceville rallied and for the rest of the game their teamwork was masterly.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

British Dictionary definitions for teamwork


  1. the cooperative work done by a team
  2. the ability to work efficiently as a team
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for teamwork


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

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