coalition

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noun co·a·li·tion \ˌkō-ə-ˈli-shən\

Definition of coalition

  1. 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. 2 :  a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action A multiparty coalition ruled the country.

coalitionist

play \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of coalition in a sentence

  1. The groups united to form a coalition.

  2. A multiparty coalition ruled the country.

  3. The group is working in coalition with other environmental groups.

Origin and Etymology of coalition

French, from Latin coalescere —see coalesce


First Known Use: 1604


COALITION Defined for English Language Learners

coalition

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noun co·a·li·tion \ˌkō-ə-ˈli-shən\

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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