Cooperative store
Cooperative Co*["o]p"er*a*tive, a. Operating jointly to the same end. [1913 Webster]

{Co["o]perative society}, a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members.

{Co["o]perative store}, a store established by a co["o]perative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cooperative store — UK US (UK also co operative store) noun [C] (UK also co operative shop) ► COMMERCE a store that is owned and controlled by a group of members who each have a share in it, for example its employees or customers …   Financial and business terms

  • cooperative store — 1. a retail store owned and managed by consumer customers who supply the capital and share in the profits by patronage dividends. 2. a store operated by a farmers cooperative organization or by a cooperative chain. [1850 55] * * * cooperative… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cooperative store — 1. a retail store owned and managed by consumer customers who supply the capital and share in the profits by patronage dividends. 2. a store operated by a farmers cooperative organization or by a cooperative chain. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • cooperative store — retail store owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cooperative — (adj.) also co operative, c.1600, from L.L. cooperat , pp. stem of cooperari (see COOPERATION (Cf. cooperation)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Political economy sense is from 1808, from the pre Marx communist movement. The noun meaning a cooperative store is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • store — ▪ I. store store 1 [stɔː ǁ stɔːr] noun [countable] COMMERCE 1. a large place that sells many different kinds of goods on several different floors, or goods in large quantities: • Most high street stores hold sales in January. • The firm has over… …   Financial and business terms

  • cooperative — co|op|e|ra|tive1 also co operative BrE [kəuˈɔpərətıv US kouˈa:p ] adj 1.) willing to cooperate = ↑helpful ≠ ↑uncooperative ▪ He was doing his best to be cooperative. ▪ a cooperative witness 2.) made, done, or operated by people working together ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cooperative — I. adjective Date: 1603 1. a. marked by cooperation < cooperative efforts > b. marked by a willingness and ability to work with others < cooperative neighbors > 2. of, relating to, or organized as a cooperative < a cooperative store > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cooperative diversity — is a cooperative multiple antenna technique for improving or maximising total network channel capacities for any given set of bandwidths which exploits user diversity by decoding the combined signal of the relayed signal and the direct signal in… …   Wikipedia

  • Cooperative gameplay — (often abbreviated as co op) is a feature in video games that allows players to work together as teammates. It is distinct from other multiplayer modes, such as competitive multiplayer modes like player versus player or deathmatch. Playing… …   Wikipedia

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