What does cooperative mean?

Definitions for cooperative
koʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪvco·op·er·a·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooperative, co-opnoun

    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

  2. cooperativeadjective

    an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

  3. concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperativeadjective

    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"

  4. cooperativeadjective

    done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit

    "a cooperative effort"

  5. accommodative, cooperativeadjective

    willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement

Wiktionary

  1. cooperativenoun

    A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.

  2. cooperativeadjective

    Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperativeadjective

    operating jointly to the same end

Freebase

  1. Cooperative

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cooperative

    A group of united people who work together with a perfect, accurate, simple and specific budget, goals, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategies, structures, systems, treaties, vision, equal pay, sense of solidarity and cohesion.

    The dairy cooperative is created to ensure everyone works together and all are given equal pay and other profit earned is given to their chosen sustainable development goals for the shared prosperity of the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  
  2. cooperative

    To work with other people for a shared prosperity, cause or purpose with a passion.

    The local cooperative was managed by a lively and enthusiastic group of people.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooperative in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooperative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of cooperative in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Braden:

    I personally talked to them when they were disembarking and going through their first screening checks. They were happy to be here. They were very cooperative with the questions, they want to protect themselves. They want to protect others.

  2. Edward J. Burns:

    This was supposed to be a cooperative process, not an adversarial one, but the abrupt cutting off of this process through this raid was a direct affront to this necessary notion of cooperation.

  3. Jeff Flake:

    I doubt we ’ll be there the whole time, typically when people smell jet fumes, they find a way to be a little more cooperative.

  4. Christian Smith:

    We don’t have all the access to that information at this point in time, and we pride ourselves on not interfering in that, being cooperative as we can to make sure we get all the facts, but I think that process is still ongoing.

  5. John Tefft:

    We have serious differences over Russia's policy in Ukraine. As President Obama said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, we hope Russia will choose 'a different path', to resolve the issue of Ukraine in a way that respects Ukraine's sovereignty and is consistent with international law, We would prefer a Russia that is fully integrated with the global economy; that is thriving on behalf of its people; that can once again engage with us in cooperative efforts around global challenges.

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Translations for cooperative

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  • تعاونيArabic
  • кооперати́в, коопера́ция, съвме́стен, кооперати́венBulgarian
  • cooperatiu, cooperativaCatalan, Valencian
  • družstvoCzech
  • Genossenschaft, kooperativGerman
  • συνεταιριστικός, συνεταιρισμός, συνεργάσιμοςGreek
  • kooperativoEsperanto
  • cooperativa, cooperativoSpanish
  • yhteistyöhaluinen, yhteistyökykyinen, osuuskunta, yhteistoiminnallinenFinnish
  • coopérativeFrench
  • co-obbraghManx
  • שתופיHebrew
  • կոոպերատիվArmenian
  • cooperativa, cooperativoItalian
  • cooperātivusLatin
  • samenwerkendDutch
  • samarbeidsvilligNorwegian
  • объединённый, това́рищество, кооперати́в, кооперати́вный, [[гото́вый]] к [[сотрудничество, совме́стныйRussian
  • kooperativaSerbo-Croatian
  • kooperativ, samarbetsvilligSwedish

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. aligned
    • B. tight
    • C. victimised
    • D. cosmopolitan

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