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cooperativenoun [C]

 us   /koʊˈɑp·ər·ə·t̬ɪv/ (short form co-op)
a company owned and managed by the people who work in it: a farmers’ cooperative
A cooperative is also an apartment building in which ownership is shared by all the people living in it.

cooperativeadjective

 us   /koʊˈɑp·ə·rət̬·ɪv/
[not gradable] formed and managed by the people who work in it, or made up of several similar companies or organizations working together: farm cooperative organizations a cooperative day care center
showing a willingness to act or work together for a shared purpose: It was a cooperative effort.
cooperatively
adverb  /koʊˈɑp·ər·ə·t̬ɪv·li/
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"cooperative" in British English

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cooperativeadjective

(UK also co-operative) uk   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/  us   /koʊˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/

cooperativenoun [C]

(UK also co-operative, abbreviation co-op, uk   /ˈkəʊɒp/  us   /ˈkoʊɑː.p/ ) uk   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/  us   /koʊˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
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"cooperative" in Business English

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cooperativenoun [C]

( UK also co-operative) uk   us   /kəʊˈɒpərətɪv/ (also co-op, UK also co-operative society) WORKPLACE, ECONOMICS

cooperativeadjective [before noun]

( UK also co-operative) uk   us   /kəʊˈɒpərətɪv/ WORKPLACE, ECONOMICS
a cooperative organization or company is owned and controlled by a group of members who each have a share in it, for example its employees or customers: cooperative businesses/ventures
(Definition of cooperative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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