a cock controlling the flow of water or gas from mains to individual consumers.
[kawr-puh-ruh-tiz-uh m, -pruh-tiz-] /ˈkɔr pə rəˌtɪz əm, -prəˌtɪz-/ noun 1. the principles, doctrine, or system of corporative organization of a political unit, as a city or state. /ˈkɔːpərɪtɪzəm; -prɪtɪzəm/ noun 1. the organization of a state on a corporative basis n. 1890, from corporate + -ism. Used over the years in various senses of corporate, […]
[kawr-puh-rey-tiv, -per-uh-tiv, -pruh-] /ˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tɪv, -pər ə tɪv, -prə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a corporation. 2. of or relating to a political system under which the principal economic functions, as banking, industry, or labor, are organized as corporate unities. /ˈkɔːpərətɪv; -prətɪv/ adjective 1. of or characteristic of a corporation 2. (of a […]
[kawr-per-uh-tahyz, -pruh-tahyz] /ˈkɔr pər əˌtaɪz, -prəˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), corporatized, corporatizing. 1. to develop into big business; bring under the control of a corporation: to corporatize baseball. /ˈkɔːpərətaɪz; -prə-/ verb 1. (transitive) to convert (a government-controlled industry or enterprise) into an independent company 2. (intransitive) to be influenced by or take on the features […]
[kawr-puh-rey-ter] /ˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tər/ noun 1. a member of a corporation, especially one of the original members. /ˈkɔːpəˌreɪtə/ noun 1. a member of a corporation