Meaning of COOPERATIVE in English


I. kō-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -ˈä-pə-ˌrā- adjective

Date: 1603


a. : marked by cooperation

cooperative efforts

b. : marked by a willingness and ability to work with others

cooperative neighbors

2. : of, relating to, or organized as a cooperative

a cooperative store

3. : relating to or comprising a program of combined liberal arts and technical studies at different schools

• co·op·er·a·tive·ly adverb

• co·op·er·a·tive·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 1883

: an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.