Definition of cooperation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also co-operation) noun
    BrE BrE//kəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˌɑːpəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1the fact of doing something together or of working together towards a shared aim cooperation (with somebody) (in doing something) a report produced by the government in cooperation with the chemical industry cooperation (between A and B) We would like to see closer cooperation between parents and schools.
  2. 2cooperation (in doing something) willingness to be helpful and do as you are asked We would be grateful for your cooperation in clearing the hall as quickly as possible.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin cooperatio(n-), from the verb cooperari, from co- ‘together’ + operari ‘to work’; later reinforced by French coopération.Extra examples The film was made in cooperation with the Board. There is a need for greater economic cooperation. They are seeking the cooperation of senior medical staff. They offered their cooperation on the project. We are hoping to enlist the cooperation of women’s groups. We asked for their cooperation in the collection of data. We have the full cooperation of all the departments involved. We should like to thank you for your cooperation with us. With the cooperation of the public, the police may be able to catch this man. You will need a bit of cooperation from your family. a society founded on mutual cooperation and shared prosperity an attempt to promote cooperation between universities and industry increased technical cooperation among large companies political cooperation between the two groups promoting cooperation between universities and industry This success couldn’t have been achieved without your cooperation. We would be grateful for your cooperation in leaving as quietly as possible.
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