cooperative

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Cooperative is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
cooperative

Comparative
more cooperative

Superlative
most cooperative

  1. In a cooperative effort, project, etc., a number of people work together to do something.
    Development of the machine became a cooperative effort between university and industry in the UK.
  2. If someone is cooperative, they listen and try to help or work with you.
    He was very hard to work with, but recently has become much more cooperative.

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Noun[change]

Singular
cooperative

Plural
cooperatives

  1. (countable) A cooperative is a type of business that is owned by the people working there or by its customers.
    Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), a retail co-operative, is Canada's largest supplier of outdoor equipment and has more than two million members.

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