Meaning of COOPERATIVE in English


adj. & n. (also co-operative)


1. of or affording cooperation.

2 willing to cooperate.

3 Econ. (of a farm, shop, or other business, or a society owning such businesses) owned and run jointly by its members, with profits shared among them.

--n. a cooperative farm or society or business.


cooperatively adv. cooperativeness n.

Etymology: LL cooperativus (as COOPERATE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.