Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Cooperate'
v : work together on a common enterprise of project; "The
soprano and the pianist did not get together very well";
"We joined forces with another research group" [syn: collaborate,
join forces, get together]
- Cooperate \Co*["o]p"er*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Co["o]perated; p. pr. & vb. n. Co["o]perating.] [L.
co["o]peratus, p. p. of co["o]perari to co["o]perate; co +
operari to work, opus work. See Operate.]
To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur
in action, effort, or effect.
Whate'er co["o]perates to the common mirth. --Crashaw.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cooperate'
Cooperation, co-operation or coöperation is the process of working or acting together, which can be accomplished by both intentional and non-intentional agents. In its simplest form it involves things working in harmony, side by side, 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 alternative to working separately in competition. Cooperation can also be accomplished by computers, which can handle shared resources simultaneously, while sharing processor time.
Cooperation, more formally speak is how the components of a system work together to achieve the global properties. In other words, individual components that appear to be “selfish” and independent work together to create a highly complex, greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts system. Examples can be found all around us. The components in a cell work together to keep it living. Cells work together and communicate to produce multicellular organisms. Organisms form food chains and ecosystems. People form families, gangs, cities and nations. Neurons create thought and consciousness. Atoms cooperate in a simple way, by combining to make up molecules. Understanding the mechanisms that create cooperating agents in a system is one of the most important and least well understood phenomena in nature, though there has not been a lack of effort.[See more about Cooperate at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Cooperate' in famous quotation sentence
* To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system thereby the oppressed become the oppressor. - Unknown
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