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co-op

Syllabification: co-op
Pronunciation: /ˈkōˌäp
 
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Definition of co-op in English:

noun

informal
A cooperative society, business, or enterprise.
Example sentences
  • At the edge of the village is an organic market where farmers from six co-ops sell their organic produce to the community.
  • The reform began as a way to enable large agricultural co-ops to raise funds to build facilities like grain silos.
  • Whether it's a conventional business, co-op or non-profit trust, you still need income to run it.

Origin

mid 19th century: abbreviation.

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