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  • n. Alternative spelling of cooptation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of choosing; selection; choice.
  • n. the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership). See co-opt{2}.
  • n. the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Choice; selection in general; mutual choice.
  • n. Specifically Coöperative choice; election; especially, election to membership in a committee, board, or society by its existing members.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
  • n. the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)

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