Definitions for Cooperativekoʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•op•er•a•tivekoʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv(adj.)
working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit.
demonstrating a willingness to cooperate.
pertaining to economic cooperation:
a cooperative business.
(n.)a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit.
a building owned and managed by a corporation in which shares are sold, entitling the shareholders to occupy individual units in the building. an apartment in such a building.
Category: Commerce, Business
Ref: Also called co-op 1 , coop′erative apart′ment.
Origin of cooperative:
1595–1605; < LL
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative(adj)
involving the joint activity of two or more
"concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities"
done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit
"a cooperative effort"
willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
cooperative(adjective)ʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv
The witness was not cooperative during the interview.
cooperativeʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv
done by two or more groups working together
a cooperative research project
A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.
Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
operating jointly to the same end
A cooperative, co-operative, or coöperative is an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual, social, economic, and cultural benefit. Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use its services or by the people who work there or by the people who live there, hybrids such as worker cooperatives that are also consumer cooperatives or credit unions, multi-stakeholder cooperatives such as those that bring together civil society and local actors to deliver community needs, and second and third tier cooperatives whose members are other cooperatives. In the United States, the National Cooperative Business Association serves as the sector's national membership association. It is dedicated to ensuring that cooperative businesses have the same opportunities as other businesses operating the country and that consumers have access to cooperatives in the marketplace.
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