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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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Established in 1988, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is a non-profit organization that offers comprehensive interoperability and conformance-based testing through 19 technology-based groups, called consortiums.
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The goal of the Nanotech Consortium is to accelerate the development of software tools that enable the design of nanomaterials and nanodevices.
Users of handheld organizers, palm size computers, laptops and advanced mobile phones want to print directly from these devices, according to a new preliminary study sponsored by The Salutation Consortium, a non-profit corporation focused on providing technologies that improve information exchange among portable computing devices.
With interoperability remaining a critical factor for enabling mass market deployment of ADSL, Motorola (NYSE:MOT) Tuesday announced that it will join the ADSL Consortium on Interoperability.
With interoperability remaining a critical factor for enabling mass market deployment of ADSL, Motorola has announced that it will join the ADSL Consortium on Interoperability.

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