1620–30, from French cooperation, from Late Latin cooperātiō. Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kowɑpəˈɹejʃən/


  1. (usually, uncountable) The act of cooperating.
  2. Active help from a person, organization, etc., such as an orderly sharing of space or resources.
    • 2019, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      South Korea is seeking cooperation from China to produce artificial rain to help fight increasing pollution.
  3. Association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase.
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