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Definition of "cooperative" []

  • Done in cooperation with others: a cooperative effort. (adjective)
  • Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant: a cooperative patient. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or formed as an enterprise or organization jointly owned or managed by those who use its facilities or services: a cooperative department store; cooperative apartment buildings. (adjective)
  • An enterprise or organization that is owned or managed jointly by those who use its facilities or services. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cooperative" in a sentence
  • "BLITZER: Including what they call the cooperative option, a series of health insurance cooperatives that wouldn't be the public option but would be something in between?"
  • "BLITZER: Including what they call the cooperative option, a series of health insurance cooperatives that wouldn't be the public option, but would be some -- something in between?"
  • "It states that the term cooperative, or any abbreviation, cannot be used in a name "except by a corporation defined in this chapter."
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