Cooperative vs Collective - What's the difference?

cooperative | collective |


As adjectives the difference between cooperative and collective

is that cooperative is while collective is formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.

As a noun collective is

a farm owned by a collection of people.

cooperative

English

Alternative forms

* co-operative * *

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
  • Relating to a cooperative or cooperatives
  • Antonyms

    * adversarial * competitive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A type of company that is owned partially or wholly by its employees, customers or tenants. Abbreviation: co-op.
  • References

    * Chambers 21st Century Dictionary [http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/main?query=cooperative&title=21st&sourceid=Mozilla-search] retrieved on November 7, 2006 ----

    collective

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
  • (obsolete) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • critical and collective reason
  • (grammar) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly'', ''army'', ''jury , etc.
  • Tending to collect; forming a collection.
  • * Young
  • Local is his throne to fix a point, / A central point, collective of his sons.
  • Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
  • Derived terms

    * collectiveness * collectively

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A farm owned by a collection of people.
  • (especially, in communist countries) One of more farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community.
  • (grammar) A collective noun or name.
  • (by extension) A group dedicated to a particular cause or interest.
  • * 2005 , Zoya Kocur, Simon Leung, Theory in contemporary art since 1985 (page 76)
  • There are, however, a number of contemporary artists and art collectives that have defined their practice precisely around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities.

    Derived terms

    * collectivize * collective noun

    See also

    * collective fruit (Botany), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit.

    References

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