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1. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
2. A combination into one body; a union.
a. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
b. A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
[French, from Medieval Latin coalitiō, coalitiōn-, from Latin coalitus, past participle of coalēscere, to grow together; see coalesce.]
a. an alliance or union between groups, factions, or parties, esp for some temporary and specific reason
b. (as modifier): a coalition government.
2. a fusion or merging into one body or mass
[C17: from Medieval Latin coalitiō, from Latin coalēscere to coalesce]
ˌcoaˈlitionist, ˌcoaˈlitioner n
co•a•li•tion(ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ ən)
1. a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between factions, parties, states, etc.
2. a union into one body or mass; fusion.
[1605–15; appar. a re-formation (with Latin -tiō -tion) of Late Latin coalitus a growing together < Latin coali-, variant s. of coalēscere]
An ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for common action. See also alliance; multinational.
Coalitionthe union of a mass of separate bodies; an alliance of political parties, states, or persons. See also combination, fusion, league.
Examples: coalition of interests, 1779; of parties, 1715.
An alliance between political parties, factions, or groups, especially a temporary one.
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|Noun||1.||coalition - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty|
combination - an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
allies - an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
Allies - in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers
Central Powers - in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
Allies - the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945
Axis - in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
global organization, international organisation, international organization, world organisation, world organization - an international alliance involving many different countries
ally - a friendly nation
|2.||coalition - the state of being combined into one body|
|3.||coalition - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts|
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
coalition[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ/ən] n (Pol) → coalizione f
a usually temporary union or alliance, especially of states or political parties. koalisie إئتِلاف коалиция coligação koalice die Koalition koalition; sammenslutning; forbund συνασπισμόςcoalición koalitsioon ائتلاف koalitio coalitionקואליציה गठबंधन spajanje, udruživanje, koalicija koalíció koalisi bandalag coalizione 連立 (일시적) 제휴 koalicija koalīcija kerajaan campuran coalitiekoalisjon, forbundkoalicja يووالى، ائتلاف coligação coaliţie коалиция koalícia zveza, koalicija koalicija koalition รัฐบาลผสม koalisyon; ortaklık/ittifak/iş birliği 聯盟，聯合政府 коаліція; союз عارضی اتحاد sự liên minh 联盟，联合