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bloc

coalition of groups with the same purpose: a bloc of votes
Not to be confused with:
block – a solid piece of hard material; an obstruction: block the street
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bloc

 (blŏk)
n.
1. A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action: the Communist bloc.
2. An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest: the farm bloc in the US Senate.

[French, from Old French, block; see block.]
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bloc

(blɒk)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of people or countries combined by a common interest or aim: the Soviet bloc.
[C20: from French: block]
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bloc

(blɒk)

n.
1. a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose, esp. a group of legislators of different parties who vote together for some interest.
2. a group of nations that share common interests and usu. act in concert in international affairs: the former Soviet bloc.
[1900–05; < French; see block]
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bloc

A group of countries or people that share the same interest or aims and usually act together.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloc - a group of countries in special alliancebloc - a group of countries in special alliance
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
scheduled territories, sterling area, sterling bloc - the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling
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bloc

noun group, union, league, ring, alliance, coalition, axis, combine the former Soviet bloc
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bloc

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
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Translations
blok
blok
tömb
blokk, samtök
blokas
apvienībabloks

bloc

[blɒk] N
1. (Pol) → bloque m
2. en blocen bloque
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bloc

[ˈblɒk] nbloc m
the Eastern bloc → le bloc de l'Est
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bloc

n (Pol) → Block m
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bloc

[blɒk] n (Pol) → blocco
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bloc

(blok) noun
a group of nations etc who have an interest or purpose in common. the European trade bloc.
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References in classic literature ?
The estate of Silas Deemer being in the hands of an administrator who had thought it best to dispose of the "business" the store had been closed ever since the owner's death, the goods having been removed by another "merchant" who had purchased them en bloc. The rooms above were vacant as well, for the widow and daughters had gone to another town.
It was as in a fever that I moved the pile, en bloc, on to the red.
An area, as large perhaps as Sussex, has been lifted up en bloc with all its living contents, and cut off by perpendicular precipices of a hardness which defies erosion from all the rest of the continent.
The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth.
But if you stick to your own interests, I am sorry the blocs will not go anywhere," said Mr Munyu.
(TAP) - Second Deputy Speaker of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) Faouzia Ben Fadha Chaar announced Friday the dismissal by the Nidaa Tounes bloc of deputies Bechir Ben Amor, Ikram Moulahi, Taher Fedhil, Jihane Aouichi and Belkacem Dkhili and the rallying of the Bechir Ben Amor and Ikram Moulahi deputies to the bloc of the national coalition.
Isiolo, Baringo, Samburu and Laikipia have also agreed to form a regional economic bloc to spur development.
Sabaa PartyThe new Parliament's sole civil society MP criticized the fact that almost all bloc representatives had expressed interest in their blocs being apportioned ministerial posts in a government that could not possibly accommodate all of their requests.
BIRZEIT, May 9, 2018 (WAFA) - Al Wafaa' Islamic Bloc won 24 seats out of 51 in the Birzeit University Students Council elections with a total of 3784 votes.
The administration congressman went on to name the pro-Aquino blocs in the majority coalition and their leaders:
Representatives of political parties and youth groups launched the newest bloc on the Egyptian political scene, formed to adhere to the goals of the 2011 Revolution.