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Adjective: cooperative  kow'ó-p(u-)ru-tiv
  1. Involving the joint activity of two or more
    "a cooperative effort";
    - concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, united
  2. Done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit
    "a cooperative effort"
  3. Willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
    - accommodative
Noun: cooperative  kow'ó-p(u-)ru-tiv
  1. 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
    - co-op
  2. An association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

Derived forms: cooperatives

See also: collaborative, helpful, joint, noncompetitive, synergetic, synergistic

Type of: association, commercial enterprise

Antonym: uncooperative

Encyclopedia: Cooperative