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1620–30, from Middle French cooperation, from Late Latin cooperatio



cooperation (countable and uncountable, plural cooperations)

  1. The act of cooperating or being cooperative.
  2. Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.
  3. An orderly sharing of space or resources.
  4. Association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase.


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  • Wikipedia-logo.png cooperation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • cooperation” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • cooperation” in Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "cooperation" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.