What does cooperation mean?

Definitions for cooperation
koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃənco·op·er·a·tion

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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.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  2. cooperation(Noun)

    Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  3. cooperation(Noun)

    An orderly sharing of space or resources.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  4. cooperation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. cooperatio: cf. F. coopration.]

  2. Cooperation(noun)

    the association of a number of persons for their benefit

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cooperation

    The act and process of working together with a spirit of unity and harmony to achieve optimum health, human rights and shared prosperity for every human being, a team or partnership.

    Intergovernmental cooperation is vital throughout the world to create just and fair change.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce cooperation?

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  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

Examples of cooperation in a Sentence

  1. Lpez Obrador:

    The problem was allowed to grow, it grew a lot and we have to see if there was some sort of cooperation, criminal conspiracy between the criminals and officials.

  2. Li Keqiang:

    These are important parts of our efforts to upgrade China - ASEAN cooperation... we are ready to work with the five countries to build a new framework to deepen cooperation and bring the GMS comprehensive partnership to a new level.

  3. Jeong Byung-doo:

    They demonstrated commanding spirit to the world and resolve to crush the enemy's reckless provocation through the successful combined flyover. We will further develop the relationship of cooperation to support peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.

  4. Khaled Khoja:

    There is no cooperation on the battlefield but sometimes when we are fighting Assad forces and fighting ISIL ... it looks like cooperation between al Nusra and FSA groups, but we are firmly condemning al Nusra.

  5. Han Hua:

    They haven't completely clamped down on China's influence in Sri Lanka, in particular in terms of economic investment, china will certainly take a lesson away from the Sri Lanka election, including how to ensure that China's investment and economic cooperation projects are not subject to political influence.

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