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alliance

noun [C]     /əˈlaɪəns/
an agreement to work with another person, organization, etc. to try to achieve the same thing: a business/economic/marketing allianceforge/form/enter into an alliance with sb/sth The company will forge alliances with other car makers similar to joint manufacturing agreements already established in Europe.alliance between sb (and sb) Many details of the alliance between the two companies have been left unclear.
a group of countries, companies, organizations, etc. who have agreed to work together because of shared interests: a global/an international alliance The most likely outcome would be a project managed by an alliance of contractors with an equal interest in building the carrier.
in alliance with sb/sth working together with another person, organization, etc.: The company will also be able to promote its service in alliance with broadband suppliers in which it has made investments.
→ See also strategic alliance
(Definition of alliance noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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