co·​de·​sign | \ ˌkō-di-ˈzīn How to pronounce codesign (audio) \
variants: or co-design
codesigned or co-designed; codesigning or co-designing

Definition of codesign

transitive verb

: to design (something) by working with one or more others : to design (something) jointly … leading Turing and engineer Tommy Flowers to codesign what many believe to be the world's first electronic, digital, programmable computer.— Jerome M. O'Connor To help spur the development of Mods further forward, Motorola …will continue to design Mods itself, but it'll also co-design Mods with partners …— Kyle Wiggers

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Other Words from codesign

codesigner or co-designer noun, plural codesigners or co-designers
In my own work, as codesigner of three microprocessor architectures … — Bill Joy

Examples of codesign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take Miuccia Prada, who, in that always-ready-to-upend-the-world way of hers, invited Raf Simons earlier this year to codesign Prada with her, from the spring 2021 collection onward. Alex Harrington, Vogue, "19 Designers—From Household Names to Emerging New Talent—On The Power of Partnership," 28 Oct. 2020 The breadth and creativity of the nurses’ innovations illustrates the importance of empowering workers to codesign workplace health and safety processes. Rachel Korberg, Fortune, "Why empowering frontline workers is a key element to a safe reopening," 18 Aug. 2020 The three lens modules, including a 4K action cam and a 5K wide-angle camera codesigned by Leica, snap onto the red battery plate. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "These 360-Degree Cameras Have Seen It All," 21 Apr. 2020 Kate Middleton, too, knows her way around some flora: the Duchess of Cambridge is codesigning a garden for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Vogue, "Sounds Like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Quite the Magical Garden at Frogmore Cottage," 9 Apr. 2019 In 2002, Prince Charles codesigned a garden dedicated to the late queen mother. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Is Designing an Amazing Garden," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of codesign

1943, in the meaning defined above

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8 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Codesign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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