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cooperative (comparative more cooperative, superlative most cooperative)

  1. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
    The patient was rarely cooperative, and tended to refuse treatment.
    • 2015 November 30, Shane O'Mara, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation[1], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 12:
      Santorum, in a comment regarding Senator John McCain's repudiation of torture, stated, "He doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they've broken they become cooperative" (Summers 2011).
  2. Involving cooperation between individuals or parties.
    a cooperative game
    a cooperative business enterprise
  3. Relating to a cooperative or cooperatives.

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cooperative (plural cooperatives)

  1. A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants.
    • 1965 [1959], C. K. Yang, “Changing Family Economic Structure”, in Chinese Communist Society: The Family and The Village[2], The M.I.T. Press, →OCLC, page 153:
      The head of an agricultural producers’ cooperative in Chien-shih county of Hupei Province lectured his peasant wife: “To gain emancipation, women must do production work just like men.”

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cooperative

  1. feminine plural of cooperativo

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cooperative f

  1. plural of cooperativa

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cooperātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of cooperātīvus