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"bloc" in British English

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blocnoun [C]

uk   /blɒk/  us   /blɑːk/
a ​group of ​countries or ​people that have ​similarpoliticalinterests: The ​European Union is a ​powerful trading/​trade bloc. the ​former Eastern/​Communist bloc ​countries
(Definition of bloc from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blocnoun [C]

 us   /blɑk/
politics & government a ​group of ​countries or ​people that have ​similargoals and ​work together to ​achieve them: a ​powerfulvoting bloc
(Definition of bloc from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bloc" in Business English

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blocnoun [C]

uk   us   /blɒk/
ECONOMICS, POLITICS a ​group of countries who ​share the same ​economic and ​financialaims, and who do ​business with each other with ​reducedtaxes: EU ​heads of ​stateagreed on the bloc's ​environmentalgoals at a ​meeting on March 9.trade/trading bloc They would like to ​turnEurope and North America into a ​singletrading bloc.
FINANCE a currency bloc
(Definition of bloc from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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