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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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Sure, disagreements could pop up about the type of products that need to be purchased or the timing, but the next day's e-mail usually has a note from a consortium member asking, "Still friends?
Find out how these superintendents created a consortium, what they accomplish together and how you can follow suit.
LIBRARY CONSORTIA</p> <pre> The primary purpose of establishing a library consortium is to share physical resources including books and periodicals amongst members.
HP, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems are Sponsor Members of the Globus Consortium.
The Eastern European Building & Development Consortium (EEBDC), as this informal association is called, was started by the law firm of Shea & Gould in the fourth quarter of 1991.
The HyperTransport[TM] Technology Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting and licensing the industry's lowest latency, highest bandwidth interconnect technology, today announced that Dell has joined the consortium as a high-level member and will leverage HyperTransport technology in a number of its powerful server and desktop product lines.
BEST-KEPT SECRETS While some administrators may be familiar with specific resources that come from the R-TEC leadership goldmines, the reality is that most educators cannot identify their regional consortium and are unaware that there is a national network of R-TECs, www.
The OCLC Online Union Catalog lends itself to supporting interlibrary loan and provides the means for a consortium to facilitate requests among its members.
HP, Integration Consortium, Object Management Group, WebEx Communications and founding sponsors BEA Systems, Inc.
Consortium to Drive the Evolution of Enterprise Cheminformatics Systems Using Open and Flexible Service-Oriented Architecture

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