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
>
3. relating to or comprising a program of combined liberal arts and technical studies at different schools • cooperatively adverbcooperativeness noun II. noun Date: 1883 an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services

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