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cooperative

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

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

cooperatively

adverb

cooperativeness

noun

Examples of cooperative in a Sentence

  1. The witness was very cooperative.

  2. a cooperative space project undertaken by Russia and the U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of cooperative


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cooperative

noun

Definition of cooperative

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

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Origin and Etymology of cooperative


COOPERATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

cooperative

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adjective

Definition of cooperative for English Language Learners

  • : 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


cooperative

noun

Definition of cooperative for English Language Learners

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


COOPERATIVE Defined for Kids

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cooperative

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

Definition of cooperative for Students

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

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cooperative

noun

Definition of cooperative for Students

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

Law Dictionary

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cooperative

adjective

legal Definition of cooperative

:of, relating to, or organized as a cooperative

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cooperative

noun co·op·er·a·tive

legal Definition of cooperative

:an enterprise or organization (as for banking and credit services or the ownership of residential property) that is owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services called also co-op; compare condominium 1


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