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>
cooperationistplay \-sh(ə-)nist\ 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.
Origin and Etymology of cooperation
First Known Use: 14th century
COOPERATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of cooperation for Students
: the act or process of working together to get something done
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