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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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The funding of these consortia varies in amount and nature.
To date, 39 consortia in 15 countries have acquired access to IDEAL, which is an acronym for International Digital Electronic Access Library.
WebCT, maker of the world's most flexible and widely used higher education e-learning solutions, today bolstered its position as the leading supplier of e-learning systems to higher education consortia with the addition of two new customers in the United States and Europe.
org, and Senior Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP, will talk about the importance of clearly defined policies and procedures that govern consortia committees and working groups and show how to strike the right balance between inclusiveness and exclusiveness; and between formal and informal processes.
The consortia reports module is available now for users of the Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, a breakthrough information system for library professionals that brings together the library's serials holdings with the multiple layers of subject coverage and content from the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database and Bowker's ulrichsweb.
The Consortium, titled, "Diesel Aftertreatment Sensitivity to Lubricants (DASL), Non-Thermal Catalyst Deactivation (N-TCD)," combines two previously separate consortia ideas.
Established in 1989 as an independent corporation, ICSA has successfully led the security industry in the development of high quality security products through product certification programs, and in establishing better security practices through management of multiple security-focused consortia.
FROM BUYING PAPER AND FURNITURE TO DEFIBRILLATORS AND health insurance, consortia of higher ed institutions are saving up to millions of dollars annually on items bought in bulk while at the same time breeding greater, long-term relationships built on trust.
And the AASA--at whose convention the consortium holds one of its three yearly meetings-regularly showcases a Western States Benchmarking Consortium session with an eye to having other districts start their own consortia.
Library consortia are basically formed to use resource sharing as a means of dealing with increased demand for materials and increased cost for information products.
This latest consortium initiative in the enterprise cheminformatics area will be an extension of the successful Accelrys consortium model, which in previous consortia has delivered important scientific advancements in areas such as catalysis, combinatorial chemistry, and nanotechnology.