What does coalition mean?

Definitions for coalition
ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ əncoali·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinementnoun

    an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

  2. coalition, fusionnoun

    the state of being combined into one body

  3. coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutinationnoun

    the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts


  1. coalitionnoun

    A temporary group or union of organizations, usually formed for a particular advantage.

    The Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties formed a coalition government in 2010.

    Etymology: From coalition, from alo.


  1. Coalition

    The term "coalition" is the denotation for a group formed when two or more people, factions, states, political parties, militaries etc. agree to work together temporarily in a partnership to achieve a common goal. The word coalition connotes a coming together to achieve a goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coalitionnoun

    the act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms

  2. Coalitionnoun

    a combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests


  1. Coalition

    A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. This alliance may be temporary or a matter of convenience. A coalition thus differs from a more formal covenant. Possibly described as a joining of 'factions', usually those with overlapping interests rather than opposing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coalition

    kō-al-ish′un, n. act of coalescing, or uniting into one body: a union of persons, states, &c., which agree to sink their differences and act in common: alliance.—v.i. Cō′alise, to make an alliance.—n. Coali′tionist, one of a coalition.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. coalition

    An ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for common action. See also alliance; multinational.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coalition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3794

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coalition' in Nouns Frequency: #1530

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coalition in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coalition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of coalition in a Sentence

  1. Tayyip Erdogan:

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, whom I mandated to form the government, can take steps for an early election or to form a coalition, however, his opinions must match the opinions of the other party. It is not as if he will commit suicide if they do not match.

  2. President Obama:

    Our coalition will not relent, they can not beat us on battlefield, so they ’ll try to terrorize us into being afraid. … As president, I will not let that happen. I will not give into fear.

  3. Robert Donovan:

    There are certainly any number of things that may divide the city of Milwaukee and its citizens, but this (referendum campaign) quite possibly could be the one issue that brings us together, this is not a one-man show, not a two-man show, with me and Alderman Davis. This is a community effort, and I am pleased that this coalition is coming together to hopefully restore some common sense to decision-making in Milwaukee.

  4. Sajad Jiyad:

    He can't be seen to be ignoring his partners, ignoring the coalition, ignoring the public... (otherwise) he could lose his coalition. He could face a vote of no confidence, abadi loses nothing by taking a hard line on Turkey.

  5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    (I)t would be helpful if there were areas there, where no party to the war flew bombing missions -- in other words a kind of no-fly zone, we can't negotiate with the terrorists from ISIS. But if it were doable to come to such an agreement with the anti-Assad coalition and the Assad supporters, it would be helpful.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. accessory
    • B. disguise
    • C. slip
    • D. intelligence

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