Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Operating together, by industrial cooperation, as for providing supplies.

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Usage examples "cooperative":

  1. 7766- 9. A special age and schooling certificate which shall permit a child to be employed during the hours that the school to which the holder is assigned is not in session, other than the summer vacation, or, where cooperative part- time classes approved by the state board of education have been established, shall permit a child to be employed on the alternate days, weeks, or periods, on which his division is assigned to such part- time employment may be issued to a child above fourteen years of age under all of the conditions other than age and education which apply to a regular age and schooling certificate and such additional conditions as the superintendent of schools may deem necessary. - "Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921", Anonymous.
  2. We have seen how even at this late date the guild socialists are transfixed by the notion that if only you can build on the right unit of voting and representation, an intricate cooperative commonwealth is possible. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
  3. For myself, I am bending every energy toward the formation of a cooperative colony which will demonstrate the feasibility of a cooperative form of government for the whole nation- the whole world, in fact. - "Starr, of the Desert", B. M Bower.