coalition coalition  /ˌkoʊ ə ˈlɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Labor leaders said that they want to form an aggressively pro-growth coalition and believe the A.
  2. A coalition of industrialists, environmentalists and energy specialists is banding together to try to eliminate the incandescent light bulb in about 10 years.
  3. The coalition seeks to broaden the debate over Judge Samuel A.

News

  1. Greek junior coalition partners demand reopening of state TV

    ATHENS (Reuters) - The junior partners in Greece's ruling coalition demanded the reopening of shuttered state broadcaster ERT on Wednesday and called for a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to resolve the issue. "ERT undoubtedly must be reformed and restructured, it must be upgraded but it is essential that this happens while ERT is open," said Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the small ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Combat Billions of Dollars in Healthcare Waste, Fraud and Abuse

    The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity today issued the following statement regarding the Preventing Improper Medicare & Medicaid Expenditures Act, a bill proposed by Senators Tom Carper and Tom Coburn (R.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Coalition still battling against Michigan wolf hunt

    Lansing — A coalition that opposes hunting wolves in Michigan is still making its case even though officials have scheduled a hunt for later this year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "We have deep and pressing problems," Cameron said following his arrival at the prime minister's Downing Street residence 90 minutes after Gordon Brown's departure last night. "For those reasons, I aim to lead a proper and full coalition....
    on May 12, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: BusinessWeek

  2. The arrival of the US troop surge "is allowing us to deliver a better and more realistic distribution of tasks within the international coalition," he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Liam Fox Source: The Age

  3. "Our troops and coalition partners are making extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our security, and our singular focus must be on supporting them and succeeding in Afghanistan without such distractions," Gates wrote.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters (press release)

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