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Definition of 'cooperative'


  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
       Synonyms: co-op
  2. an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it


  1. involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions"; "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"
       Synonyms: combined concerted conjunct conjunctive united
  2. done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"
       Antonyms: uncooperative
  3. willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
       Synonyms: accommodative

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