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coalition of groups with the same purpose: a bloc of votes
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block – a solid piece of hard material; an obstruction: block the street
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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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(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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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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A group of countries or people that share the same interest or aims and usually act together.
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|Noun||1.||bloc - a group of countries in special alliance|
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
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n (Pol) → Block m
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bloc[blɒk] n (Pol) → blocco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a group of nations etc who have an interest or purpose in common. the European trade bloc. Blok كُتْلَةٌ блок bloco blok der (politische) Block blok συνασπισμός χωρών κτλ. με κοινά συμφέροντα bloque blokk اتحادیه؛ بلوک ryhmittymä bloc גוּש מדִינוֹת समूहों या राष्ट्रों का गुट politički blok tömb blok blokk, samtök blocco 圏 (특정 목적을 가지고 결성되는) 연합, 블록, 권(圈) blokas bloks; apvienība blok blokblokkblok ډله ،بلاک bloco bloc блок blok blok blok block, sammanslutning กลุ่มประเทศ blok 集團，陣營 блок, об'єднання ہم خیال گروہ khối (chính trị) 集团
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