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Is there any difference between these two synonyms?


Thanks.

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There are slight differences in usage. 'collaboration' focuses more on coordinated efforts to produce something. It is always voluntary. 'cooperation' is similar, but may be reluctant and therefore require encouragement or a request in some cases.

collaboration:
1 The action of working with someone to produce or create something.
‘he wrote on art and architecture in collaboration with John Betjeman’
1.1 Something produced or created by collaboration.
‘his recent opera was a collaboration with Lessing’

cooperation:
1 The process of working together to the same end.
‘they worked in close cooperation with the AAA’
1.1 Assistance, especially by ready compliance with requests.
‘we would like to ask for your cooperation in the survey’

CJ

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In my country, Poland, "collaboration" has some pejorative connotations as opposed to "cooperation".

tkacka15

In my country, Poland, "collaboration" has some pejorative connotations as opposed to "cooperation".

It can be used that way in English as well.

CJ