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collaboration

col·lab·o·ra·tion

collaboration

 
 
pronunciation:
k lae br eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cooperative effort by which people or organizations work together to accomplish a common project or mission.
The collaboration between the schools and the public library has increased the students' use of the library.
definition 2: the cooperative effort by persons or organizations with an enemy force, esp. one occupying one's own country.
After the war, they were punished severely for collaboration.
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The word collaboration contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).