Definition of Co-optation

1. Noun. The selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership).

Exact synonyms: Co-option
Generic synonyms: Election
Derivative terms: Co-opt, Co-opt



2. Noun. The act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).
Exact synonyms: Co-option
Generic synonyms: Appointment, Assignment, Designation, Naming
Derivative terms: Co-opt, Co-opt

Definition of Co-optation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of cooptation) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Co-optation

co-occurrence
co-occurrences
co-occurring
co-occurs
co-op
co-operate
co-operated
co-operates
co-operating
co-operation
co-operative
co-operatively
co-opetition
co-ops
co-opt
co-optation (current term)
co-opted
co-opting
co-option
co-options
co-opts
co-ordinate
co-ordinated
co-ordinates
co-ordinating
co-ordination
co-ordinational
co-ordinator
co-ordinators
co-organizer

Literary usage of Co-optation

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1. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"The Council of the Association has often been able to rectify the choice of the wards by means of the co-optation rule. Men who did not commend themselves ..."

2. From the Household to the Factory: Sex Discrimination in the Guatemalan by Judith Sunderland (2002)
"It is less clear why Jiang did not opt for a policy of aggressive co-optation of Falungong, such as the leadership had used with relative success against ..."

3. Report of the Commissioners by Great Britain Royal Commission on Secondary Education (1893)
"You have spoken of co-optation to the chairman. Of course there is all the difference in the ... My idea was co-optation subject to certain limitations. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Rectangular coordinates, a system of quantities serving to determine positions by a reference The first election and co-optation of a friend. ..."

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