Definition of coalition
1a : the act of coalescing : union the coalition of water vapor into raindropsb : a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements : combination They formed a coalition with downtown merchants.
2 : a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action A multiparty coalition ruled the country.
coalitionistplay \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nist\ noun
Examples of coalition in a Sentence
The groups united to form a coalition.
A multiparty coalition ruled the country.
The group is working in coalition with other environmental groups.
Recent Examples of coalition from the Web
U.S. officials, including Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the coalition to fight the Islamic State, have been quietly meeting with Russian counterparts for weeks to lay the groundwork for such cooperation.
Their wounds aren’t considered life-threatening and they’re being treated at a coalition medical facility.
Impose U.S.-coalition sanctions The U.S. could bypass the Security Council and impose its own sanctions.
The DUP-Tory coalition definitely makes Brexit negotiations more complicated.
If Dhingra wins, then barring a big upset in another special election, Democrats will gain control of the state senate (currently held by Republicans in coalition with a conservative Democrat).
Coughlin’s bid is supported by South Jersey Democrats, led by the insurance and hospital executive George E. Norcross III, and a coalition of members from other counties across the state.
But the program was never implemented, as powerful ultra-Orthodox members of Netanyahu's coalition government raised objections.
The coalition includes the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.
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COALITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coalition for English Language Learners
: a group of people, groups, or countries who have joined together for a common purpose
: the action or process of joining together with another or others for a common purpose
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