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co·op·er·a·tive

 (kō-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′tĭv, -ŏp′rə-)
adj.
1. Done in cooperation with others: a cooperative effort.
2. Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant: a cooperative patient.
3. Of, relating to, or formed as an enterprise or organization jointly owned or managed by those who use its facilities or services: a cooperative department store; cooperative apartment buildings.
n.
1. An enterprise or organization that is owned or managed jointly by those who use its facilities or services.
2.
a. A building or complex in which the residents buy shares of stock in a building corporation and are given a lease to a specific apartment.
b. An apartment in such a building or complex.

co·op′er·a·tive·ly adv.
co·op′er·a·tive·ness n.

cooperative

(kəʊˈɒpərətɪv; -ˈɒprə-) or

co-operative

adj
1. willing to cooperate; helpful
2. acting in conjunction with others; cooperating
3. (Economics)
a. (of an enterprise, farm, etc) owned collectively and managed for joint economic benefit
b. (of an economy or economic activity) based on collective ownership and cooperative use of the means of production and distribution
n
4. (Commerce) a cooperative organization
5. (Commerce) US a block of flats belonging to a corporation in which shares are owned in proportion to the relative value of the flat occupied. Sometimes shortened to: coop Compare condominium3
coˈoperatively, co-ˈoperatively adv
coˈoperativeness, co-ˈoperativeness n

co•op•er•a•tive

or co-op•er•a•tive

(koʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit.
2. demonstrating a willingness to cooperate.
3. pertaining to economic cooperation: a cooperative business.
n.
4. a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit.
5. Also called co-op , coop′erative apart′ment.
a. a building owned and managed by a corporation in which shares are sold, entitling the shareholders to occupy individual units in the building.
b. an apartment in such a building.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin]
co•op′er•a•tive•ly, adv.
co•op′er•a`tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cooperative - 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 ownerscooperative - 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
commercial enterprise - an enterprise connected with commerce
2.cooperative - an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
Adj.1.cooperative - 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"
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
2.cooperative - done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
uncooperative - unwilling to cooperate; "an uncooperative witness"
3.cooperative - willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreementcooperative - willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
noncompetitive - not involving competition or competitiveness; "noncompetitive positions"; "noncompetitive interest in games"

cooperative

adjective
1. shared, united, joint, combined, concerted, collective, unified, coordinated, collaborative The visit was intended to develop cooperative relations between the countries.
2. helpful, obliging, accommodating, supportive, responsive, onside (informal) I made every effort to be co-operative.

cooperative

adjective
Working together toward a common end:
Translations
družstvo
ochotný spolupracovať
sodelujoč

cooperative

[kəʊˈɒpərətɪv]
A. ADJ
1. [attitude] → colaborador, cooperador; [person] → servicial, dispuesto a ayudar
2. [farm etc] → cooperativo
B. Ncooperativa f
C. CPD cooperative society N (Brit) → cooperativa f

cooperative

adj
(= prepared to comply)kooperativ; (= prepared to help)hilfsbereit; if any member does not have a cooperative attitudewenn ein Mitglied nicht bereit ist mitzumachen
firmauf Genossenschaftsbasis; cooperative farmBauernhof mauf Genossenschaftsbasis
nGenossenschaft f, → Kooperative f; (also cooperative farm)Bauernhof mauf Genossenschaftsbasis

cooperative

[kəʊˈɒprətɪv]
1. adj
a. (person) → disposto/a a collaborare
you're not very cooperative! → non sei di grande aiuto!
b. (farm) → cooperativo/a
2. ncooperativa

cooperative

adj colaborador
References in classic literature ?
there is little we cannot do in a host of co-operative ventures.
What about your co-operative settlement, and your work on the estate, and your book?
To Lucas, the religious zealot, the co-operative commonwealth was the New Jerusalem, the kingdom of Heaven, which is "within you.
Now set aside the modern system of pneumatic house-cleaning, and the economies of co-operative cooking; and consider one single item, the washing of dishes.
If I was a co-operative stores and family hotel combined, I might be able to oblige you.
They're a co-operative crowd, you know, an organized business corporation, fore and aft, all hands and the cook.
This co-operative measure was not to be mentioned to Lydgate, and Mr.
It was launched to coincide with the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012.
5m, and has set a target of nurturing more than 350 enterprises during the year to create and grow sustainable community-based co-operatives.
At a time of growing concern about anti-social behaviour, of which knife crime is the most extreme form, the credit crunch, a stalling housing market and a lack of affordable housing for local people, there exists on our doorstep an established way to confront these problems pioneered in the UK that stretches back into the 19th Century - housing co-operatives.
The boards of the Co-operative Group and United Co-operatives have agreed to recommend to their members that approval be given to a merger of their two societies.