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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 The coalition immediately decided to cut capital spending.
(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 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)

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coalitionnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəʊəˈlɪʃən/
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)
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