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COALITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coalition mean? 

COALITION (noun)
  The noun COALITION has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COALITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COALITION (noun)


Sense 1coalition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

coalition; alinement; alignment; alliance

Hypernyms ("coalition" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Meronyms (members of "coalition"):

ally (a friendly nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coalition"):

combination (an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes))

Northern Alliance; United Front (a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban)

global organization; international organisation; international organization; world organisation; world organization (an international alliance involving many different countries)

popular front (a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent)

entente; entente cordiale (an informal alliance between countries)

Axis (in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations)

Allies (the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945)

Central Powers (in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies)

Allies (in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers)

axis; bloc (a group of countries in special alliance)

allies (an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy)


Sense 2coalition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being combined into one body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

coalition; fusion

Hypernyms ("coalition" is a kind of...):

unification; union (the state of being joined or united or linked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coalition"):

alliance; confederation (the state of being allied or confederated)

federalisation; federalization (the state of being under federal control)


Sense 3coalition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

coalescence; coalescency; conglutination; coalition; concretion

Hypernyms ("coalition" is a kind of...):

conjugation; jointure; unification; union; uniting (the act of making or becoming a single unit)


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