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1cooperative

adjective co·op·er·a·tive \kō-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -ˈä-pə-ˌrā-\

: willing to be helpful by doing what someone wants or asks for

: involving two or more people or groups working together to do something

: relating to a business or organization that is owned and operated by the people who work there or the people who use its services

Full Definition of COOPERATIVE

1
a :  marked by cooperation <cooperative efforts>
b :  marked by a willingness and ability to work with others <cooperative neighbors>
2
:  of, relating to, or organized as a cooperative <a cooperative store>
3
:  relating to or comprising a program of combined liberal arts and technical studies at different schools
co·op·er·a·tive·ly adverb
co·op·er·a·tive·ness noun

Examples of COOPERATIVE

  1. The witness was very cooperative.
  2. <a cooperative space project undertaken by Russia and the U.S.>

First Known Use of COOPERATIVE

1603

2cooperative

noun

: a business or organization that is owned and operated by the people who work there or the people who use its services

Full Definition of COOPERATIVE

:  an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services

First Known Use of COOPERATIVE

1883

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
COOPERATIVE Defined for Kids

1cooperative

adjective co·op·er·a·tive \kō-ˈä-pə-rə-tiv\

Definition of COOPERATIVE for Kids

1
:  willing to work with others
2
:  relating to an organization owned by and operated by the people who work there or use its services <a cooperative store>

2cooperative

noun

Definition of COOPERATIVE for Kids

:  an organization owned and operated by the people who work there or use its services

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