Definition of Cooperative

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Co-op
Generic synonyms: Commercial Enterprise



2. Adjective. Involving the joint activity of two or more. "Joint military activities"
Exact synonyms: Concerted, Conjunct, Conjunctive
Similar to: Joint
Derivative terms: Cooperate

3. Noun. An association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it.
Generic synonyms: Association

4. Adjective. Done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit. "A cooperative effort"
Similar to: Collaborative, Synergetic, Synergistic
Also: Helpful
Derivative terms: Cooperate, Cooperativeness
Antonyms: Uncooperative

5. Adjective. Willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement.
Exact synonyms: Accommodative
Similar to: Noncompetitive
Derivative terms: Accommodate, Cooperativeness

Definition of Cooperative

1. Adjective. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate. ¹

2. Noun. A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op. ¹

3. Adjective. (alternative spelling of cooperative) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cooperative

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cooperative

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Literary usage of Cooperative

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

1. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1888)
"The only novel feature of the LOWELL cooperative ASSOCIATION, ... THE PLYMOUTH ROCK cooperative COMPANY, paying eight per cent interest on stock, ..."

2. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1918)
"Working for the consolidation of all cooperative forces, the National Agricultural Organization Society has been active in this direction. ..."

3. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1907)
"The number of cooperative creameries remains at about 30. ... The greatest progress in cooperative organization made in the United States during the past ..."

4. Bulletin by Montana Historical Society, Henry E. Legler Regional Branch, Library, Chicago Public Library, Chicago West Side Historical Society (1920)
"cooperative INDUSTRIAL TRAINING FRANK M. LEAVITT Associate Superintendent of Schools, Pittsburgh, Pa. It would be almost an insult to such an audience as ..."

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