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cooperative (adj.)

also co-operative, "operating or striving jointly for the attaining of certain ends," c. 1600, from Late Latin cooperat-, past participle stem of cooperari "to work together" (see cooperation) + -ive. Political economy sense is from 1808, from the pre-Marx communist movement. The noun meaning "a cooperative store" is from 1883; meaning "a cooperative society" is from 1921.

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Definitions of cooperative from WordNet
1
cooperative (adj.)
involving the joint activity of two or more;
a cooperative effort
cooperative (adj.)
done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit;
a cooperative effort
cooperative (adj.)
willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement;
Synonyms: accommodative
2
cooperative (n.)
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;
Synonyms: co-op
cooperative (n.)
an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it;
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