Definition of consortium
consortiaplay \kən-ˈsȯr-sh(ē-)ə, -ˈsȯr-tē-ə\ also
1 : an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member A consortium of researchers decoded the honeybee genome.
3 : the legal right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other
Examples of consortium in a Sentence
A Japanese consortium invested millions in the technology.
a consortium for the prevention of animal cruelty
Recent Examples of consortium from the Web
Storing is not boring In Asia’s biggest buy-out to date, a Chinese consortium offered S$16bn ($11.6bn) for Global Logistic Properties, which is based in Singapore and is one of the world’s biggest warehousing companies.
A spokesman for the consortium of contractors that operates Los Alamos referred questions about Anderson’s reported actions to the NNSA, whose spokesman didn’t address those specific questions.
E-commerce operator JD.com Inc. and an arm of Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China are in talks to join the consortium, along with property developer China Vanke Co., one person said.
Foreign groups Lotte and Six Flags are also building complexes, and a China-Hong Kong-U.S. consortium is to open a leisure, theater and entertainment complex known as the Dream Center.
Coleman eventually took six Arabic courses and, with help from the UAB Office of Education Abroad, discovered a consortium that helped facilitate international travel opportunities for students who spoke specific languages.
That company — Univision, which has since become the largest Spanish-language TV network in the U.S. — sold for $12.3 billion to a consortium of investors.
Over time, the consortium fell apart, but the couple chugged along, establishing a network of growers and producing anywhere from 200 to 300 gallons a year.
There’s an entire consortium of cultural institutions that support IIIF, and an IIIF Museums Community Group that makes the list even longer.
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CONSORTIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consortium for English Language Learners
: a group of people, companies, etc., that agree to work together
Legal Definition of consortium
consortia\-shə, -shē-ə\ play also
1 : an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member
2 [Medieval Latin, marital partnership, from Latin] : the right of one spouse to the company, affection, and assistance of and to sexual relations with the other; also : the right of a parent or child to the company, affection, and assistance of the other suing for loss of consortium — compare society
Origin and Etymology of consortium
Latin, sharing, partnership, from consort-, consors sharer, partner
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