• 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
A former university friend of his came in, and tried to get him interested in collaborating on a great scientific work.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
In this also I had the collaboration of a fellow-teacher, Louis Cowen by name.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
But the right way to do it is to instill the idea of collaboration.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
From 1890-93 he published various periodicals and collaborated in others.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The two documents are very similar in form and give indication of collaboration in the writing.
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
That is how Otto and I collaborated.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
Three collaborations, however, are of decided value.
"The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States" by Benjamin Brawley
It was at this time that Dumas was at the crux of his affairs with his collaborators.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
The great novels and plays of the world's literature are the artistic results of the intellect collaborating with the emotions.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
In some cases the latter appear as authors, in others as collaborators in the preparation of the Texts.
"Forging Ahead in Business" by Various

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
The semi-digital Hadronic calorimeter using GRPC as sensitive medium is one of the two options the ILD collaboration is considering for the ILD detector final design. A prototype of 1 m3 has been conceived within the CALICE collaboration in order to validate this option.
Progress towards a Technological Prototype for a Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter based on Glass RPCs
Most of them are already available within the collaboration but a few still require a reasonable amount of R&D (ongoing within the collaboration) to be fully operational.
QUBIC: The QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
The average clustering coefficients, i.e. the probability that two collaborators of a researcher are collaborators themselves are also rather different in different fields.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
The “location” dimension distinguishes co-located collaboration from distributed collaboration.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
This decomposition is done collaboratively and it depicts the level of domain knowledge of the collaborators.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
The CIR users’ interface layer which serves as the collaborative workspace for the CIR system users is made up of five other interfaces: browser interface, problem definition interface, awareness interface, collaborative repository search interface, and annotation interface.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
Golovchinsky, G., Pickens, J. & Back, M. (2008), “A taxonomy of collaboration in online information seeking”, in the proceedings of the first collaborative information retrieval workshop, (JCDL 2008), June 16-20, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
We are currently cooperating with the GERDA Collaboration [ 3] with the aim to jointly prepare for a single international tonnescale Ge-based experiment utilizing the best technologies of the two collaborations.
The Majorana Experiment
Note that two authors might collaborate with each other in other venues, but might not collaborate in the venue under consideration.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
The ArDM Collaboration uses the double-phase argon technique pioneered by the WARP collaboration .
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon