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 In your experience, what do most people think of when working on teamwork skills? Rachel Montañez, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 And everyone can cultivate the teamwork skills, leadership, confidence and appreciation for maritime activities and the environment that can arise from sailing. Erin E. Williams, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 The hands-on exhibits, designed to instil thoughtfulness and empathy in visitors, include teamwork games, and one exercise in which visitors can raise a ball into the air solely by the power of concentration. Julia Buckley, CNN, 13 Apr. 2022 The focus of this program for young people is a trifecta of learning: individual strengths, teamwork skills and philanthropic engagement. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 The team's mission is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach. CBS News, 19 July 2022 Its vaccine-makers credit the extraordinary teamwork of scientists around the globe. Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post, 18 June 2022 López and Trompita, which means trumpet in Spanish, were both honored by the zoo for their heroic teamwork. Zulekha Nathoo, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 This summer is busy, but our teams are making time for and looking forward to purposeful initiatives rooted in our culture of teamwork. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 July 2022 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Teamwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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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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