What is cooperation?

  • (noun): Joint operation or action.
    Example: "Their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Cooperation

Cooperation (sometimes written co-operation or coöperation) is the process of working or acting together. In its simplest form it involves things working in harmony, while in its more complicated forms, it can involve something as complex as the inner workings of a human being or even the social patterns of a nation. It is the opposite of working separately in competition. Cooperation can also be accomplished by computers, which can handle shared resources simultaneously, while sharing processor time.

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Estonia–Greece Relations - List of Bilateral Agreements
... Agreement on Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Cooperation (1999) ... Memorandum of bilateral Economic cooperation (1999) ... Cooperation agreement in respect of Tourism (1999) ...
Enhanced Co-operation
... In the European Union (EU), enhanced cooperation is a procedure where a minimum of nine EU member states are allowed to establish advanced integration or cooperation in ... This is distinct from the EU opt-out, that is a form of cooperation between EU members within EU structures, where it is allowed for a limited number of ... It is further distinct from Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification and permanent acquis suspensions, whose lifting is conditional on meeting certain benchmarks by the ...
Cooperation in Animals - Kin Selection
... One specific form of cooperation in animals is kin selection, which can be defined as animals helping to rear a relative’s offspring in order to ...
Peru–United States Trade Promotion Agreement - Sensitive Topics
... subsidies Schedule for tariff reduction Application of farming safeguard measures Technical cooperation and assistance programs Effective enforcement of environmental legislation ...
NATO–Russia Relations - NATO–Russia Council
... NATO-Russia Council agreements, include fighting terrorism, military cooperation (joint military exercises and personnel training), cooperation on Afghanistan (Russia ... view, stating "We want now to structure cooperation more practically, in areas where you can achieve results, instead of insisting on things that won't happen." ...

More definitions of "cooperation":

  • (noun): The practice of cooperating.
    Example: "Economic cooperation"; "they agreed on a policy of cooperation"

Famous quotes containing the word cooperation:

    We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    Psychoanalysis is an attempt to examine a person’s self-justifications. Hence it can be undertaken only with the patient’s cooperation and can succeed only when the patient has something to gain by abandoning or modifying his system of self-justification.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    We fatuously hoped that we might pluck from the human tragedy itself a consciousness of a common destiny which should bring its own healing, that we might extract from life’s very misfortunes a power of cooperation which should be effective against them.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)