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cooptation

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Etymology

From coopt + -ation.

Noun

Singular
cooptation

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cooptation ({{{1}}})
  1. A co-opting: a commandeering, appropriation, or taking over.
  2. A co-opting: an absorption or assimilation.

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