cooperation

noun co·op·er·a·tion \ (ˌ)kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of cooperation

1 :the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for :common effort
  • We are asking for your full cooperation.
2 :association of persons for common benefit
  • established trade and economic cooperations

cooperationist

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of cooperation in a Sentence

  1. The report cited a lack of cooperation between state and local officials.

  2. Thank you for your cooperation.

  3. We are asking for your full cooperation.

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Origin and Etymology of cooperation


COOPERATION Defined for English Language Learners

cooperation

noun

Definition of cooperation for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which people work together to do something

  • : the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for


COOPERATION Defined for Kids

cooperation

noun co·op·er·a·tion \ kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of cooperation for Students

:the act or process of working together to get something done


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