Definition of codetermination in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōdəˌtərməˈnāSH(ə)n/


Cooperation between management and workers in decision-making, especially by the representation of workers on boards of directors.
Example sentences
  • Equally worrying, the board structure dictated by co-determination saps good governance.
  • The chancellor has declined to alter the co-determination of company decisions exercised by management and labor jointly.
  • The particular German contribution to this was the development of limited workers' participation in management, the so-called co-determination.


1950s: from co- 'together' + determination (translating German Mitbestimmung).

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Syllabification: co·de·ter·mi·na·tion

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