Meaning of “coalition” in the English Dictionary

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"coalition" in British English

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coalitionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /kəʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/ us /koʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/

the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time, 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 opposition parties defeated the government.
a coalition government

(Definition of “coalition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coalition" in American English

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coalitionnoun [ C ]

us /ˌkoʊ·əˈlɪʃ·ən/

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)

"coalition" in Business English

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coalitionnoun [ C ]

uk /kəʊəˈlɪʃən/ us

POLITICS a group of two or more political parties working together to win an election or govern an area:

form/build/assemble a coalition With no party having gained overall control 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 organizations working together to achieve something:

A coalition of environmental groups is working on a plan to reduce pollution in the city.

(Definition of “coalition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)