cooperation

noun
co·​op·​er·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce cooperation (audio) \

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

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Other Words from cooperation

cooperationist \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌä-​pə-​ˈrā-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce cooperationist (audio) \ noun

Examples of cooperation in a Sentence

The report cited a lack of cooperation between state and local officials. Thank you for your cooperation. We are asking for your full cooperation.
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Recent Examples on the Web

And Francis believes that Putin’s cooperation is essential for the protection of Christians in the Middle East, where Russia is active. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "A clash of worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin meet again," 4 July 2019 Full candor and cooperation are paramount to the infractions process. Dan Brechlin, courant.com, "Here’s a look at what penalties UConn and Kevin Ollie face and what comes next following NCAA investigation," 3 July 2019 But for some actions, including injunctions, FDA requires Department of Justice (DOJ) cooperation. Charles Piller, Science | AAAS, "Exclusive: FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump," 2 July 2019 First, the hospital needs to know where the person works, since garnishment requires the employer’s cooperation. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor," 27 June 2019 Bucci's cooperation was disclosed in a court order filed Thursday, in which a judge explained why Bucci's trial is being postponed for a sixth time. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Dino Bucci 'has decided to cooperate' in Macomb corruption case," 27 June 2019 Funding for scientific research is critical and international agreements and cooperation are paramount. Eric Desatnik, Quartz, "We should care more about the deep sea than we do deep space," 20 June 2019 The project advances the principle that ignorance and concealment of major history impedes intercultural comprehension, reconciliation and cooperation. Imani J. Jackson, Essence, "U.N. Recognizes Fort Mose, Free Black Town Established 127 Years Before Juneteenth," 19 June 2019 And in cultures that value cooperation, kids will lie to protect their classmates. National Geographic, "Episode 2: Evolution of a Little Liar," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of cooperation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cooperation

see cooperate

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The first known use of cooperation was in the 14th century

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cooperation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cooperation

: 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

noun
co·​op·​er·​a·​tion | \ kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce cooperation (audio) \

Kids Definition of cooperation

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

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