team·​work | \ ˈtēm-ˌwərk \

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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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 There’s an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship in Super Mario Party. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Super Mario Party would like you to be nicer to your friends," 5 Oct. 2018 As the famous motivational saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work, folks. Katina Beniaris, Country Living, "We Can't Stop Watching This Viral Video of a Road Being Paved," 13 Jan. 2017 Much of the cooking takes teamwork, and this huge kosher kitchen is the hangout for family and friends. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "Bill Shakespeare Would Be Proud To Live In This House," 5 Oct. 2018 There is great emphasis on group bonding and teamwork, and the workshop is led by world-class female instructors. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 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 \

Kids Definition of teamwork

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

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