Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “coalition”


noun [C]  /ˌkoʊ·əˈlɪʃ·ən/ us  
politics & government a group formed of different organizations or people who agree to act together, usually temporarily, to achieve something: a governing coalition the National Coalition on Black Voter Participation
(Definition of coalition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of coalition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “coalition” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More