Definition of Cooperation

1. Noun. Joint operation or action. "Their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

2. Noun. The practice of cooperating. "They agreed on a policy of cooperation"
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice
Derivative terms: Cooperate

Definition of Cooperation

1. Noun. The act of cooperating or being cooperative. ¹

2. Noun. Active help from a person, organization, et cetera. ¹

3. Noun. An orderly sharing of space or resources. ¹

4. Noun. Association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase. ¹

5. Noun. (alternative spelling of cooperation) ¹

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Definition of Cooperation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cooperation

coop in
coop up
cooped up
cooperation (current term)
cooperative behaviour
cooperative enzyme
cooperative game
cooperative gameplay
cooperative phenomena
cooperativity model

Literary usage of Cooperation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"CHAPTER 61 cooperation Section 1. cooperation attempts to dispense with the business man. ... Credit cooperation in Germany; its methods and results. ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"REMARKS ON cooperation. MR. AR SPRAGUE. As there appears to be an abundance of time, I beg to say a word in connection with Mr. Rowley's paper. ..."

3. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"But again I find that the eloquent speaker who has just preceded me has dwelt largely on ethical and spiritual cooperation rather than upon cooperation in ..."

4. Engineering Education: Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Society by Meeting (1920)
"In discussing this subject, it may be taken for granted that effective cooperation can be secured only by complete mutual understanding as to matters of ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1916)
"I. Evolution is the summation of power through cooperation. For evolution, so far as a science of relative measurements can estimate, is a process of ..."

6. Outlines of Economics by Richard Theodore Ely, Thomas Sewall Adams, Max Otto Lorenz, Allyn Abbott Young (1908)
"Coer cive cooperation, which implies a partial or complete application of socialism ... Voluntary cooperation takes many different forms, among which we may ..."

7. Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1848)
"OF cooperation, OB THE COMBINATION OF LABOR. § 1. IN the enumeration of the circumstances which promote the productiveness of labor, we have left one ..."

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