• WordNet 3.6
    • n collaborator an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest "the musician and the librettist were collaborators","sexual partners"
    • n collaborator someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
    • n collaborator someone who assists in a plot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word quisling comes from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian who collaborated with the Germans during their occupation of Norway. The word now means "traitor."
    • collaborator An associate in labor, especially in literary or scientific labor.
    • collaborator one who willingly cooperates with an enemy, especially an enemy nation occupying one's own country.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collaborator An associate in labor, especially in literary or scientific work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Collaborator kol-ab′ō-rā-tor an associate or assistant in labour, particularly literary or scientific
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  • Edwin H. Land
    Edwin H. Land
    “Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.”
  • Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
    “Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.”
  • Gerhard Gschwandtner
    Gerhard Gschwandtner
    “The purpose in life is to collaborate for a common cause; the problem is nobody seems to know what it is.”
  • Heraclitus
    “Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. collaborare, to labor together; col-, + laborare, to labor: cf. F. collaborateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined from L. col, with, and laborāre, -ātum, to labour.


In literature:

Comte was now most busy with his "Polity" in collaboration with Madame De Vaux.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
I was particularly fortunate in my scientific collaborators.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
In collaboration with Fesch, Buonaparte also drew up a memoir on the oath which was required from priests.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
In fact, it is not improbable that Nashe collaborated with Chapman in the early form of this play.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
The monument, a master work of Donatello and his collaborator, was duly erected.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Over-abundance debilitates and retards progress; this has been proved again and again by my collaborators.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
My collaborator in this work is Arsene Lupin himself, whose kindness to me is inexhaustible.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Among the collaborators of Dekker at this time was Ben Jonson.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Deyverdun, Georges, collaboration with Gibbon, 124.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
To this survivor of the two collaborators I owe the particulars of the affair.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan

In news:

The newly single star designed a handbag in collaboration with the fashion house to raise money for the Breast Health Institute.
Posthumous collaboration will appear on rapper's new LP, 'Life Is Good'.
Reporting to the Department Manager, this position is responsible to help establish the new Operating Room Information system collaborating with Information Technology and Management.
It was developed in collaboration with Patric Chocolate.
On October 11-14 the Economic Democracy Collaborative held a conference on Economic Democracy in Madison WI.
Produced in collaboration with
When the District's trio of brewpubs collaborates on a recipe, they kind of force my hand.
Sanofi-Aventis has teamed with Eli Lilly in a collaboration to market erectile-dysfunction drug Cialis (tadalafil) to US urologists.
BioView and ScreenCell Announce Worldwide Commercial Collaboration Agreement for Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Technology.
Veridex, LLC Announces Collaboration to Develop Next-Generation Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Technology with Massachusetts General Hospital.
Today, the IT solution provider is focused on Technology Services, unified communication and collaboration, cloud computing, product solutions, network systems integration, cyber security, mobility and social media solutions.
And now the curvy actress, 43, has collaborated with pal and professional juicer Eric Helms to create Cooler Cleanse , a three or five-day juice detox delivery program.
"ActiveCampus Portal will make a huge difference for all of our constituents by allowing them to work collaboratively regardless of their location," said Shelton.
Lexington photographer, anthropologist collaborate on show.
A snippet of their new holiday duet "Baby It's Cold Outside" has surfaced online, and it's truly an old-fashioned collaboration.

In science:

Trends in Collaborative Visualization Systems A lthough collaboration tools all aim to provide users with connectivity and knowledge-sharing functionality, approaches to achieving this goal dif fer greatly.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
The first is the time frame in which collaboration takes place—that is, whether all the par ticipants per form the collaborative task simultaneously or at dif ferent times.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
Added interactivity and processing capabilities let people exchange and display significant amounts of scientific research data.4 Such differenttime, dif ferent-place collaboration assumes that par ticipants can per form collaborative tasks asynchronously.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
This is also why we stress a good basic model for dealing with the main data (articles) and processes (collaboration), i.e., using Git as a good mainstream DVCS, with a rapidly growing number of tools, frontends, and public collaborative platforms based on it.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
We have already mentioned the variety of tools available for Git and how public collaborative sites like GitHub rapidly develop all kinds of collaborative functions on top of Git. A similar remark is also true about, e.g., ikiwiki, and possibly about other wikis based on DVCSs.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype