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Definition 1: a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cooperative in the sense of this definition

(cooperative is a kind of ...) an enterprise connected with commerce

Definition 2: an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it - [noun denoting group]

(cooperative is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

Definition 3: done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cooperative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cooperative effort

(cooperative is similar to ...) accomplished by collaboration

"collaborative research"

(cooperative is similar to ...) working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect

"a synergistic effect"

(means also ...) providing assistance or serving a useful function

Definition 4: involving the joint activity of two or more - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cooperative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • concerted action
  • the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind
  • the conjunctive focus of political opposition
  • a cooperative effort
  • a united effort
  • joint military activities

Synonyms for cooperative in the sense of this definition

(cooperative is similar to ...) united or combined

"a joint session of Congress" "joint owners"

Definition 5: willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cooperative in the sense of this definition

(cooperative is similar to ...) not involving competition or competitiveness

"noncompetitive positions" "noncompetitive interest in games"

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