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"coalition" in British English

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coalitionnoun [C or U]

uk   /kəʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/  us   /koʊ-/
the ​joining together of different ​politicalparties or ​groups for a ​particularpurpose, usually for a ​limitedtime, or a ​government that is ​formed in this way: Government by coalition has ​its own ​peculiar set of ​problems. By forming a coalition, the ​rebels and the ​oppositionpartiesdefeated the ​government. a coalition ​government The coalition ​immediatelydecided to ​cutcapitalspending.
(Definition of coalition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coalitionnoun [C]

 us   /ˌkoʊ·əˈlɪʃ·ən/
politics & government a ​groupformed 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)

"coalition" in Business English

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coalitionnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəʊəˈlɪʃən/
POLITICS a ​group of two or more ​politicalpartiesworking together to ​win an ​election or ​govern an ​area: form/build/assemble a coalition With no ​party having ​gainedoverallcontrol in the ​election, the two largest ​parties hope to ​form a coalition. enter into/​join a coalition a coalition ​government
a ​group of ​people or ​organizationsworking together to ​achieve something: A coalition of ​environmentalgroups is ​working on a ​plan to ​reducepollution in the city.
(Definition of coalition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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