- working or acting together willingly for a common purpose or benefit.
- demonstrating a willingness to cooperate: The librarian was cooperative in helping us find the book.
- pertaining to economic cooperation: a cooperative business.
- involving or denoting an educational program comprising both classroom study and on-the-job or technical training, especially in colleges and universities.
- a jointly owned enterprise engaging in the production or distribution of goods or the supplying of services, operated by its members for their mutual benefit, typically organized by consumers or farmers.
- Also called co-op, cooperative apartment.
- a building owned and managed by a corporation in which shares are sold, entitling the shareholders to occupy individual units in the building.
- an apartment in such a building.Compare condominium(defs 1, 2).
Origin of cooperative
Related Words for cooperativenessamiability, compliance, obedience, tractability, acquiescence, agreeableness, deference, compliancy, cooperativeness, amenability
Examples from the Web for cooperativeness
Historical Examples of cooperativeness
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
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
On the contrary, the impacts of the disaster commonly produce a sense of solidarity and cooperativeness among the survivors.
- willing to cooperate; helpful
- acting in conjunction with others; cooperating
- (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
- a cooperative organization
- Also called: cooperative apartment US a block of flats belonging to a corporation in which shares are owned in proportion to the relative value of the flat occupiedSometimes shortened to: coop Compare condominium (def. 3)