team·​work ˈtēm-ˌwərk How to pronounce teamwork (audio)
: work done by a group acting together so that each member does a part that contributes to the efficiency of the whole
the crew's smoothly coordinated teamwork

Examples of teamwork in a Sentence

They credit good teamwork for their success. it takes teamwork to pull off a successful fund-raiser
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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teamwork was in 1870

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“Teamwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


team·​work ˈtēm-ˌwərk How to pronounce teamwork (audio)
: the work or activity of a number of persons acting together as a team

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