What does cooperation mean?

Definitions for cooperation
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooperationnoun

    joint operation or action

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

  2. cooperationnoun

    the practice of cooperating

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


  1. cooperationnoun

    The act of cooperating or being cooperative.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  2. cooperationnoun

    Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  3. cooperationnoun

    An orderly sharing of space or resources.

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

  4. cooperationnoun

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

    Etymology: 1620–30, from cooperation, from cooperatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperationnoun

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

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

  2. Cooperationnoun

    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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Angela Merkel:

    Both sides must tread new paths, cooperation needs to be put on a completely new footing due to digitalization.

  2. John Kerry:

    This initiative reflects the strategic importance of the U.S.-Afghan relationship and it recognizes a new era of cooperation between our governments, this is a framework that will incentivize the Afghan public and Afghan government to put our house in order, to be able to spend money.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    To criminally prosecute a child not old enough to go to the school prom makes no sense, you get much more cooperation from a victim if you give them a safe harbor, a place to live, job training, an education.

  4. Genady Sysoev:

    Military-political cooperation (between Serbia and Russia) has not expanded significantly ... there has been a lot of talk.

  5. Chief Executive Ashley Alder:

    Some have raised doubts about whether we should be sharing information with the mainland at all ... but without closer cooperation and information sharing, Hong Kong's markets would be exposed to unacceptable risks.

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  • Ollie Matson
    This is one of the most important traits young people can access. Learning to deal with whatever comes down the pipe. It is about the we us and them and not the I. when the group does well we all succeed.
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    u is pretty.
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