bloc


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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

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.]

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]

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]

bloc

A group of countries or people that share the same interest or aims and usually act together.
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

bloc

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

bloc

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

bloc

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

bloc

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

bloc

n (Pol) → Block m

bloc

[blɒk] n (Pol) → blocco

bloc

(blok) noun
a group of nations etc who have an interest or purpose in common. the European trade bloc.
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.
Claire goes on to point out the importance of these companies coming together under a network, "Of course all good business needs healthy competition, but through the different Bloc members working together on certain projects, they can create immense music activity that just wouldn't happen otherwise.
The countries are divided into symmetric trade blocs that pursue a policy of free trade within the trade bloc but impose a common external tariff on imports from the rest of the world.
As a result, the world economy probably will move toward "quasitrading blocs." Trade will be freer within the blocs but managed between the blocs.
Last month, while appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Finance and National Planning, Rotich said the counties under the bloc did not have the financial clout to sustain a bank.
The deputy-speaker of the HPR confirmed the appointment of MP Hassouna Nasfi as head of the parliamentary bloc of the Machrouu Tounes movement.
figure By AGGREY MUTAMBO class="MsoNormalPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Devolution ministry to finalise a policy on the formation of regional blocs, in his latest endorsement of the county forums.
Berri, who has served as speaker since 1992, is set to be re-elected as speaker unopposed with a big majority of the new 128-member legislature for a new four-year term despite a decision by the Lebanese Forces' 15-member bloc not to vote for him and to cast blank ballots.
They emphasized that Pro-European Bloc is based on multi-ethnicity, freedom and equality of every citizen and members of this bloc agree on joint actions in General Elections 2018 and they will advocate rule of law, fight against crime and corruption, attracting foreign and local investments and acceleration of BiH's EU integration process.