[koh-op-er-uh-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, -op-uh-rey-tiv] /koʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv/
working or acting together willingly for a common purpose or benefit.
demonstrating a willingness to :
The librarian was cooperative in helping us find the book.
pertaining to economic :
a cooperative business.
involving or denoting an educational program comprising both classroom study and on-the-job or technical training, especially in colleges and universities.
a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit, typically organized by consumers or farmers.
Also called co-op, cooperative apartment.
willing to cooperate; helpful
acting in conjunction with others; cooperating
a cooperative organization
(US) Also called cooperative apartment. a block of flats belonging to a corporation in which shares are owned in proportion to the relative value of the flat occupied Sometimes shortened to coop Compare condominium (sense 3)
also co-operative, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperat-, past participle stem of cooperari (see cooperation) + -ive. Political economy sense is from 1808, from the pre-Marx communist movement. The noun meaning “a cooperative store” is from 1883; meaning “a cooperative society” is from 1921.
- Cooperative party
noun 1. (in Great Britain) a political party supporting the cooperative movement and linked with the Labour Party: founded in 1917
- Cooperative society
noun 1. a commercial enterprise owned and managed by and for the benefit of customers or workers Often shortened to coop, co-op
noun 1. a retail store owned and managed by consumer-customers who supply the capital and share in the profits by patronage dividends. 2. a store operated by a farmers’ cooperative organization or by a cooperative chain.
[koh-op-er-uh-tiv-i-tee] /koʊˌɒp ər əˈtɪv ɪ ti/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. the increase or decrease in the rate of interaction between a reactant and a protein as the reactant concentration increases. /kəʊˌɒpərəˈtɪvɪtɪ/ noun 1. (biochem, chem) an interaction between structural units within a molecule or between molecules in an assemblage that enables the system to respond more […]