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English definition of “bloc”

bloc

noun [C]     /blɒk/
ECONOMICS, POLITICS a group of countries who share the same economic and financial aims, and who do business with each other with reduced taxes: EU heads of state agreed on the bloc's environmental goals at a meeting on March 9.trade/trading bloc They would like to turn Europe and North America into a single trading bloc.
FINANCE a currency bloc
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