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Meaning of COALITION

Pronunciation:  `kowu'lishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
  2. [n]  an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
  3. [n]  the state of being combined into one body

COALITION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: alignment, alinement, alliance, coalescence, coalescency, concretion, conglutination, fusion
 Antonyms: nonalignment, nonalinement
 See Also: alliance, allies, ally, axis, bloc, combination, confederation, conjugation, entente, entente cordiale, federalisation, federalization, international organisation, international organization, jointure, organisation, organization, popular front, unification, unification, union, union, uniting, world organisation, world organization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co`a*li"tion\, n. [LL. coalitio: cf. F. coalition.
See {Coalesce}.]
1. The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of
   separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.

2. A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons,
   parties, or states, having different interests.

         A coalition of the puritan and the blackleg. --J.

         The coalition between the religious and worldly
         enemies of popery.                    --Macaulay.

Syn: Alliance; confederation; confederacy; league;
     combination; conjunction; conspiracy; union.

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