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  • n. Plural form of cooperator.

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Examples

  • So today, Ashcroft will launch a so-called cooperators program.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2001

  • In this scenario, yeast that secrete invertase are known as cooperators, while those that don't secrete invertase and instead consume the simple sugars produced by others are called cheaters.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • U.S. District Judge James Ware of S.n Jose, Calif., didn't allow Parrella and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fazioli to call their cooperators at trial, though, because they had nothing to do with Lee and Ge's specific conduct.

    Law.com - Newswire

  • His sources were described as "cooperators" and his effort was termed "commercially gathered" data, rather than intelligence collection.

    The Daily Star > Politics

  • Obviously, this still requires people to be quasi-cooperators and not total free-riders.

    In Praise of Free Riding?

  • There were court-authorized wire taps, and thousands of conversations were recorded by what the FBI official called "cooperators."

    127 Alleged US Mobsters Charged

  • Fortunately, empirical evidence demonstrates that economists misunderstand human nature, since the majority of subjects in public goods experiments are not free riders but "conditional cooperators," willing to contribute as long as everybody else does, too.

    Eric Schoenberg: The Hypocritical Oath?

  • "And there is nothing on the Marcus tapes that implicates my client in a murder, and to this day, none of the dozens of Colombo cooperators have implicated my client in the Lafaro murder."

    Jerry Capeci: FBI Picture Takedown at Rao's Tied to 1990 Brooklyn Murder

  • The government's handling of the MS-13 informants points to bigger questions about how well government officials are controlling criminal cooperators, who legal experts say are often vital to big-time investigations.

    Rogue Informants Imperil Massive U.S. Gang Bust

  • The key, Wilson said, is the group: Under certain circumstances, groups of cooperators can out-compete groups of non-cooperators, thereby ensuring that their genes -- including the ones that predispose them to cooperation -- are handed down to future generations.

    Tom Vander Ark: Where Does Good Come From?

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