co-option
noun see co-opt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • co-option — n. same as {co optation}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • co-option — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • Co-option — A co opting or less frequently co optation most commonly refers to action performed in a number of fields whereby an opponent is nullified or neutralized by absorption but there are other distinct senses as well. Co optation may also refer to the …   Wikipedia

  • co-option — noun 1. the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership) • Syn: ↑co optation • Derivationally related forms: ↑co opt (for: ↑co optation), ↑co opt • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • co-option — See co optation. * * * …   Universalium

  • co-option — electing as a member …   English contemporary dictionary

  • co-opt — [kō äpt′, kō′äpt΄] vt. 〚L cooptare, to choose, elect < co (var. of com ), with + optare, to choose: see OPTION〛 1. to add (a person or persons) to a group by vote of those already members 2. to appoint as an associate …   Universalium

  • co-optation — co optation, cooptation co [ o]p*ta tion, n. [L. co[ o]ptatio.] The act of choosing; selection; choice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The first election and co[ o]ptation of a friend. Howell. [1913 Webster] 2. the selection of a new member (usually by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • co-opt — [kō äpt′, kō′äpt΄] vt. [L cooptare, to choose, elect < co (var. of com ), with + optare, to choose: see OPTION] 1. to add (a person or persons) to a group by vote of those already members 2. to appoint as an associate 3. to persuade or lure… …   English World dictionary

  • Co-creation — is a form of market or business strategy that emphasizes the generation and ongoing realization of mutual firm customer value. It views markets as forums for firms and active customers to share, combine and renew each other s resources and… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”