teamwork

noun
team·​work | \ ˈtēm-ˌwərk How to pronounce teamwork (audio) \

Definition of teamwork

: work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole

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Examples of teamwork in a Sentence

They credit good teamwork for their success. it takes teamwork to pull off a successful fund-raiser
Recent Examples on the Web The survival of our species is almost entirely a story of teamwork. Celeste Headlee, Glamour, "Loneliness Is a Pandemic Too (And Here’s What We Can Do About It)," 16 Mar. 2020 The second started with a group of men who are talented as individuals but lack a sense of teamwork; under the tutelage of a grizzled middle-aged coach, they bond and mature into athletes. The Economist, "Turnovers “The Way Back” is a return to a traditional sports-movie format," 11 Mar. 2020 The theme of teamwork carried over into a panel on customer experience featuring Calvin Carter, CEO of Bottle Rocket, and Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Capital One Financial Services. Dallas News, "Capital One’s Beyond Summit convenes tech leaders to inspire innovation in D-FW," 16 Dec. 2019 What Ryan uncovered, through nearly 10 years of research and more than 100 interviews, is that chemistry — not just in sports, but in any endeavor that involves teamwork — can be established as biological fact. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "How did Aubrey Huff go from unsavory to 2010 Giants leader? New book explains," 24 Apr. 2020 The role often sweeps together several previously separate functions, theoretically promoting teamwork but also risking resentment over lost independence. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Cars.com and United Way Added Chief Experience Officers to Break Down Walls, but It’s Not Easy," 25 Mar. 2020 This is an opportunity for a lot of couples to practice teamwork. Lindsay Mannering, New York Times, "Couples Have a Working-From-Home Revelation: That’s What You Do All Day?," 25 Mar. 2020 Buddy up with a friend in 2v2 mode and use teamwork to win the game. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Games To Play Online With Your Friends While We’re All Stuck At Home," 24 Mar. 2020 The immunization campaign showed great teamwork from the health department and other health agencies, Blakely added. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville's health chief, is leading city's battle against coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of teamwork

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teamwork was in 1870

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21 May 2020

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“Teamwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teamwork. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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teamwork

noun
How to pronounce teamwork (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of teamwork

: the work done by people who work together as a team to do something

teamwork

noun
team·​work | \ ˈtēm-ˌwərk How to pronounce teamwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of teamwork

: the work of a group of persons acting together Cleaning up the neighborhood will require teamwork.

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