Pronunciation: (non"kō-op"u-rā'shun), [key]
1. failure or refusal to cooperate.
2. a method or practice, as that established in India by Gandhi, of showing opposition to acts or policies of the government by refusing to participate in civic and political life or to obey governmental regulations. Cf. civil disobedience (def. 1), passive resistance. Also,non"co-op"er•a'tion.
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