co-operatively

cooperative

[koh-op-er-uh-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, -op-uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
working or acting together willingly for a common purpose or benefit.
2.
demonstrating a willingness to cooperate: The librarian was cooperative in helping us find the book.
3.
pertaining to economic cooperation: a cooperative business.
4.
involving or denoting an educational program comprising both classroom study and on-the-job or technical training, especially in colleges and universities.
noun
5.
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.
6.
Also called co-op, cooperative apartment.
a.
a building owned and managed by a corporation in which shares are sold, entitling the shareholders to occupy individual units in the building.
b.
an apartment in such a building. Compare condominium ( defs 1, 2 ).
Also, co-operative.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin cooperātīvus. See cooperate, -ive

cooperatively, co-operatively [koh-op-er-uh-tiv-lee, -op-ruh-tiv-, -op-uh-rey-tiv-] , adverb
cooperativeness, co-operativeness, noun
uncooperative, adjective
uncooperatively, adverb
uncooperativeness, noun
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cooperative or co-operative (kəʊˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprə-, kəʊˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprə-)
 
adj
1.  willing to cooperate; helpful
2.  acting in conjunction with others; cooperating
3.  a.  (of an enterprise, farm, etc) owned collectively and managed for joint economic benefit
 b.  (of an economy or economic activity) based on collective ownership and cooperative use of the means of production and distribution
 
n
4.  a cooperative organization
5.  (US) Compare condominium Also called: cooperative apartment, Sometimes shortened to: coop a block of flats belonging to a corporation in which shares are owned in proportion to the relative value of the flat occupied
 
co-operative or co-operative
 
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co'operatively or co-operative
 
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co-'operatively or co-operative
 
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co'operativeness or co-operative
 
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co-'operativeness or co-operative
 
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Word Origin & History

cooperative
c.1600, from L. cooperat-, pp. 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.
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