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Pronunciation:  kow'âpu`reytiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a commercial enterprise run for the benefit of its owners
  2. [n]  an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
  3. [adj]  willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
  4. [adj]  done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"
  5. [adj]  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 dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities"

COOPERATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accommodative, collaborative, combined, concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, co-op, helpful, joint, noncompetitive, synergetic, synergistic, united
 Antonyms: uncooperative
 See Also: association, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*["o]p"er*a*tive\, a.
Operating jointly to the same end.

{Co["o]perative society}, a society established on the
   principle of a joint-stock association, for the production
   of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for
   consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital
   among its members.

{Co["o]perative store}, a store established by a
   co["o]perative society, where the members make their
   purchases and share in the profits or losses.

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