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co·a·li·tion

 (kō′ə-lĭsh′ən)
n.
1. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
2. A combination into one body; a union.
3.
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.]

co′a·li′tion·ist n.

coalition

(ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən)
n
1.
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]
ˌcoaˈlitional adj
ˌcoaˈlitionist, ˌcoaˈlitioner n

co•a•li•tion

(ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ ən)

n.
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]
co`a•li′tion•al, adj.
co`a•li′tion•ist, n.

coalition

An ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for common action. See also alliance; multinational.

Coalition

 the 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.

coalition

An alliance between political parties, factions, or groups, especially a temporary one.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coalition - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treatycoalition - 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)
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
allies - an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
bloc, axis - a group of countries in special alliance
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"
entente, entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries
popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
ally - a friendly nation
Northern Alliance, United Front - a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
2.coalition - the state of being combined into one body
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
alliance, confederation - the state of being allied or confederated
federalisation, federalization - the state of being under federal control; "the federalization of postal service"
3.coalition - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

coalition

noun alliance, union, league, association, combination, merger, integration, compact, conjunction, bloc, confederation, fusion, affiliation, amalgam, amalgamation, confederacy He had been opposed by a coalition of about 50 civil rights organizations.

coalition

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
3. A bringing together into a whole:
Translations
إئتِلاف
koalice
forbundkoalitionsammenslutning
koalíció
bandalag
koalicija
koalīcija
koalícia
koalisyonortaklık/ittifak/iş birliği

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən]
A. N (Pol) → coalición f
B. CPD coalition government Ngobierno m de coalición

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən]
ncoalition f
modif [forces] → de coalition; [partner] → de coalition; [government] → de coalition

coalition

nKoalition f; coalition agreementKoalitionsvereinbarung for -absprache f; (esp written) → Koalitionsvertrag m; coalition governmentKoalitionsregierung f

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃn] n (Pol) → coalizione f

coalition

(kəuəˈliʃən) noun
a usually temporary union or alliance, especially of states or political parties.
References in periodicals archive ?
The inherence of tarsal coalition in its relationship to spastic flat foot.
A tarsal coalition can occur between any of the seven tarsal bones.
Failure to identify when multiple joints are involved in tarsal coalition can result in persistent symptoms and failure of operative management.
Congenital tarsal coalition is a diagnosis that is often overlooked in young patients who first present with foot and ankle pain.
If they go up and they don't recreate the arch, there's a problem there, either a tendon problem or a structural problem like tarsal coalition," he said.
A tarsal coalition Residual pain in the sinus tarsi after the original sprain heals can also be due to an unrecognized tarsal coalition.
If they go up and they don't recreate the arch, then there's a problem there, either a tendon problem or a structural problem, such as tarsal coalition.
Flat foot with no inversion or eversion could indicate tarsal coalition or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
6) Even more rare causes include Freiberg's disease (avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head) and tarsal coalition, (5) as well as Sever's Disease (calcaneal apophysitis).
Clinical diagnosis usually suffices, although plain x-ray films can verify an active apophysis and rule out other sources of pain, such as tarsal coalition, calcaneal stress fractures, or infection.
Objective: Tarsal coalition is uncommon, but not rare.
5,6) Calcaneonavicular coalition (Figure 4) is the most common of the tarsal coalitions.