What does Cooperation mean?

Definitions for Cooperationkoʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooperation(noun)

    joint operation or action

    "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

  2. cooperation(noun)

    the practice of cooperating

    "economic cooperation"; "they agreed on a policy of cooperation"


  1. cooperation(Noun)

    The act of cooperating or being cooperative.

  2. cooperation(Noun)

    Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.

  3. cooperation(Noun)

    An orderly sharing of space or resources.

  4. cooperation(Noun)

    Association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase.

  5. Origin: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperation(noun)

    the act of cooperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor

  2. Cooperation(noun)

    the association of a number of persons for their benefit

  3. Origin: [L. cooperatio: cf. F. coopration.]


  1. Cooperation

    Cooperation is the process of working or acting together. In its simplest form it involves things working in harmony, while in its more complicated forms, it can involve something as complex as the inner workings of a human being or even the social patterns of a nation. It is the opposite of working separately in competition. Cooperation can also be accomplished by computers, which can handle shared resources simultaneously, while sharing processor time.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cooperation' in Nouns Frequency: #2627


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cooperation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cooperation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.

  2. Scott Russell Sanders:

    The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land.

  3. Golda Meir:

    We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.

  4. Fritjof Capra:

    In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.

  5. Li Keqiang:

    We expect new ways of cooperation through private-public partnership, various leasing arrangements and that will make our cooperation more efficient, more productive, and by doing that all desires of EU member states for respecting of their rules will be fulfilled.

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