Meaning of COOPERATIVE in English
( BrE also co-operative ) / kəʊˈɒpərətɪv; NAmE koʊˈɑːp-/ adjective , noun
[ usually before noun ] involving doing sth together or working together with others towards a shared aim :
Cooperative activity is essential to effective community work.
helpful by doing what you are asked to do :
Employees will generally be more cooperative if their views are taken seriously.
[ usually before noun ] ( business ) owned and run by the people involved, with the profits shared by them :
a cooperative farm
► co·opera·tive·ly ( BrE also co-operatively ) adverb
a cooperative business or other organization :
agricultural cooperatives in India
The factory is now a workers' cooperative.
early 17th cent.: from late Latin cooperativus , from Latin cooperat- worked together, from the verb cooperari , from co- together + operari to work..
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005