cooperative

cooperative
An organization owned by its members. Examples are agriculture cooperatives that assist farmers in selling their products more efficiently and apartment buildings owned by the residents who have full control of the property. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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cooperative UK US (UK also co-operative) /kəʊˈɒpərətɪv/ noun [C] (also co-op, UK also co-operative society) WORKPLACE, ECONOMICS
an organization or company that is owned and controlled by a group of members who each have a share in it, for example its employees or customers: »

a farmers' cooperative

See also AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑agricultural cooperative), CONSUMER COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑consumer cooperative), CREDIT CO-OPERATIVE(Cf. ↑credit co-operative), HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE(Cf. ↑housing co-operative), INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE(Cf. ↑industrial co-operative), MARKETING COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑marketing cooperative), RETAIL COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑retail cooperative), SAVINGS AND CREDIT CO-OPERATIVE(Cf. ↑savings and credit co-operative), WHOLESALE COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑wholesale cooperative)
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cooperative UK US (UK also co-operative) /kəʊˈɒpərətɪv/ adjective [before noun] WORKPLACE, ECONOMICS
a cooperative organization or company is owned and controlled by a group of members who each have a share in it, for example its employees or customers: »

cooperative businesses/ventures


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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