Cooperation



[koh-op-uh-rey-shuh n] /koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.
2.
more or less active assistance from a person, organization, etc.:
We sought the cooperation of various civic leaders.
3.
willingness to :
to indicate cooperation.
4.
Economics. the combination of persons for purposes of production, purchase, or distribution for their joint benefit:
producers’ cooperation; consumers’ cooperation.
5.
Sociology. activity shared for mutual benefit.
6.
Ecology. mutually beneficial interaction among organisms living in a limited area.
/kəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
joint operation or action
2.
assistance or willingness to assist
3.
(economics) the combination of consumers, workers, farmers, etc, in activities usually embracing production, distribution, or trade
4.
(ecology) beneficial but inessential interaction between two species in a community
n.

late 15c., from Middle French coopération, or directly from Late Latin cooperationem (nominative cooperatio) “a working together,” noun of action from past participle stem of cooperari “to work together,” from com- “with” (see com-) + operari “to work” (see operation).

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