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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Synonyms & Antonyms for teamwork


collaboration, cooperation, coordination



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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

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The journey to public markets requires teamwork among executives to correctly position the company to potential buyers. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Levi CFO Returns to NYSE to Float Another Family-Owned American Icon," 21 Mar. 2019 But, thanks to the teamwork of four artists and a nonprofit, the site has a new lease on life. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Gets ‘National Treasure’ Designation," 18 June 2018 And this teamwork approach is also reflected in their internal business practices. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Limitless Uses of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty," 26 Dec. 2018 But everybody else are reliant on movement, passing and unselfish teamwork for their offense. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Three takeaways from Washington’s 73-55 season-opening win over Western Kentucky," 7 Nov. 2018 On Monday, August 6, Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and money) enters Libra, activating the area of your chart associated with teamwork and collaboration. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 But these guys live and die by their understanding and their cooperation of teamwork. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Rick Mancuso, third-generation car dealership owner of Lake Bluff, Lake Forest," 28 June 2018 And notions of teamwork, the goal, the achievements and everything else. Eve L. Ewing, GQ, "Bomani Jones Has a Funny Joke for You," 15 May 2018 Competition judges are industry professionals grading on taste, degree of difficulty, creativity, sanitation, safety, teamwork and culinary knowledge. John Benson,, "Normandy High School Culinary Arts team headed to finals after winning Ohio ProStart Invitational in Columbus," 5 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of teamwork

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


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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