Origin of cooperative
Examples from the Web for cooperativeness
What was Lee Harvey Oswald's demeanor during the interview, his attitude, his cooperativeness?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The parts of a machine work with a maximum of cooperativeness for a common result, but they do not form a community.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
On the contrary, the impacts of the disaster commonly produce a sense of solidarity and cooperativeness among the survivors.
British Dictionary definitions for cooperativeness
- (of an enterprise, farm, etc) owned collectively and managed for joint economic benefit
- (of an economy or economic activity) based on collective ownership and cooperative use of the means of production and distribution
Word Origin and History for cooperativeness
also co-operative, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperat-, past participle 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.