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Meaning of cooperation

co•op•er•a•tion

Pronunciation: (kō-op"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.
  2. more or less active assistance from a person, organization, etc.: We sought the cooperation of various civic leaders.
  3. willingness to cooperate: to indicate cooperation.
  4. the combination of persons for purposes of production, purchase, or distribution for their joint benefit: producers' cooperation; consumers' cooperation.
  5. activity shared for mutual benefit.
  6. mutually beneficial interaction among organisms living in a limited area.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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