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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Done in cooperation with others: a cooperative effort.
  • adj. Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant: a cooperative patient.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or formed as an enterprise or organization jointly owned or managed by those who use its facilities or services: a cooperative department store; cooperative apartment buildings.
  • n. An enterprise or organization that is owned or managed jointly by those who use its facilities or services.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
  • adj. Relating to a cooperative or cooperatives
  • n. A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.

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