co·op·er·a·tive /koˈɑp(ə)rətɪv, ˈɑpəˌre-/
Co·öp·er·a·tive a. Operating jointly to the same end.
Cooperative 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.
Cooperative store, a store established by a cooperative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses.
adj 1: involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was
met by the combined strength of two divisions";
"concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire
and strong dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political
opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united
effort"; "joint military activities" [syn: combined,
concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, united]
2: done with or working with others for a common purpose or
benefit; "a cooperative effort" [ant: uncooperative]
3: willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain
agreement [syn: accommodative]
n 1: a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by
farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes
goods and services and is run for the benefit of its
owners [syn: co-op]
2: an association formed and operated for the benefit of those