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 Suddenly, teamwork and communication were more vital than ever in a Resident Evil multiplayer game. Aaron Potter, Wired, "Resident Evil Has Had a Rocky Relationship With Multiplayer," 7 May 2021 For a guy from Boise, Idaho, who took a chance on himself moving to Alabama to coach against Saban, the teamwork on Harsin’s behalf of two titans felt truly, and finally, like his welcome-to-Auburn moment. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Auburn’s Super Team presents Bryan Harsin to Birmingham," 5 May 2021 The teamwork that happened off the field/outside of the court was much more than can be seen on a roster. oregonlive, "Recapping the ‘fall’ season: Highlighting high school boys and girls soccer stars," 19 Apr. 2021 In-person, same-time teamwork is incredibly valuable, and there will always be a place for it. Kofi Gyekye, Forbes, "Why The Asynchronous Work Schedule Is The Future Of Business," 9 Apr. 2021 Doing things off the pitch is an important part of teamwork at Chelsea, particularly in community activities that flow through the Chelsea Foundation. Lee Igel, Forbes, "Chelsea Owner And Billionaire Roman Abramovich On The Past, Present, And Future Of The Club," 19 Mar. 2021 It is designed to reward teamwork, leadership and customer service. Bill Jones,, "A lifelong Matteson resident stopped in 15 years ago to apply at Culver’s because she wanted a shorter commute. Now she’s an owner of the place," 16 Mar. 2021 Design solutions that enhance and leverage teamwork are essential. Ellevate, Forbes, "The Agile Management Philosophy In Design: How It Works," 20 Apr. 2021 After all, especially in the MCU, teamwork makes the dream work. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Secret Warriors," 16 Apr. 2021

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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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16 May 2021

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“Teamwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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