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-op(noun)

    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. cooperative(adj)

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

  3. 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"

  4. cooperative(adj)

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

    "a cooperative effort"

  5. accommodative, cooperative(adj)

    willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement

Wiktionary

  1. cooperative(Noun)

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

  2. cooperative(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperative(adj)

    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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How to say cooperative in sign language?

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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. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe:

    In order to build a future-oriented, cooperative relationship, we must not leave impediments to the next generation.

  2. Issa Arnita:

    Inmates continue to be fully cooperative with the relocation efforts.

  3. Michael Hurwitz:

    They were very keen that there was no duplication of effort (on testing) ... We are trying to work out what would be a sensible cooperative programme of testing.

  4. General Jean Kahwaji:

    They must be under the authority of the state and be open, and when the state wants to enter ... they must be cooperative. We are not against people. We welcomed them and I have a humanitarian conviction that they must be helped and (allowed) to live, but not to affect our security.

  5. David Hayes:

    The Trump administration gives lip service to 'cooperative federalism,' but it practices 'fair-weather federalism.

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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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