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coalition

co·a·li·tion

coalition

 
pronunciation:
ko lI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an alliance, esp. a temporary one, of various factions, parties, or nations.
Without a majority party, a coalition often governs.
synonyms:
alliance, bloc, bund, confederacy, federation, union
similar words:
association, combination, combine, consolidation, entente, league, movement, partnership, syndicate
definition 2: the act or condition of unification into a single group or mass.
synonyms:
alliance, unification, union
similar words:
association, combination, conjunction, consolidation, integration, partnership, syndication
derivations: coalitional (adj.), coalitionist (n.)
Word Parts
The word coalition contains the following part:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.