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con·sor·ti·um

 (kən-sôr′tē-əm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. con·sor·ti·a (-tē-ə, -shē-ə) also con·sor·ti·ums
1.
a. An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
b. A cooperative arrangement among groups or institutions: a library consortium.
2. An association or society.
3. The typical collection of benefits arising from marriage, including companionship, love, assistance, and sexual relations, which may have value recognized under law.

[Latin, fellowship, from cōnsors, cōnsort-, partner; see consort.]

con·sor′ti·al adj.

consortium

(kənˈsɔːtɪəm)
n, pl -tia (-tɪə)
1. (Commerce) an association of financiers, companies, etc, esp one formed for a particular purpose
2. (Law) law the right of husband or wife to the company, assistance, and affection of his or her spouse
[C19: from Latin: community of goods, partnership; see consort]
conˈsortial adj

con•sor•ti•um

(kənˈsɔr ʃi əm, -ti-)

n., pl. -ti•a (-ʃi ə, -ti ə)
1. a combination, as of corporations, for carrying out a business venture requiring large amounts of capital.
2. association; partnership.
3. the right of husband and wife to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other.
[1820–30; < Latin: partnership]
con•sor′ti•al, adj.

Consortia, Consortium

 a partnership; a union; a fellowship.
Examples: consortium of local authorities [to undertake some project jointly between them]; a housing consortium; a consortium of university libraries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consortium - an association of companies for some definite purpose
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
cartel, corporate trust, combine, trust - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
Translations
asociacespolečenství
konsortium
konzorcium
félag, samtök
konsorciumas
konsorcijs
konzorcium
birlikte çalışan şirketler grubukonsorsiyum

consortium

[kənˈsɔːtɪəm] N (consortia (pl)) [kənˈsɔːtɪə]consorcio m

consortium

[kənˈsɔːrtiəm] n [people, firms] → consortium m, comptoir m

consortium

nKonsortium nt

consortium

[kənˈsɔːtɪəm] n (consortia (pl)) [kənˈsɔːtɪə]consorzio

consortium

(kənˈsoːtiəm) , ((American) -ʃiəm) noun
an association, union, especially of bankers or businessmen.
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FROM BUYING PAPER AND FURNITURE TO DEFIBRILLATORS AND health insurance, consortia of higher ed institutions are saving up to millions of dollars annually on items bought in bulk while at the same time breeding greater, long-term relationships built on trust.
And the AASA--at whose convention the consortium holds one of its three yearly meetings-regularly showcases a Western States Benchmarking Consortium session with an eye to having other districts start their own consortia.
Library consortia are basically formed to use resource sharing as a means of dealing with increased demand for materials and increased cost for information products.
CTDLC, like other such consortia, gives institutions an aggregated Web site and single point of entry for course registration--but it also provides technological support, multiple delivery platforms, faculty development, K-12 teacher training, workforce development, national and international marketing, research, e-commerce, and student services.
When a K-12 administrator asked me to recommend technology leadership resources, first on my list were the Web sites of the Regional Technology in Education Consortia.
Academic libraries have long formed consortia for the purpose of sharing existing physical resources--principally books and journals held by member libraries.