Coalition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkoʊəˈlɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word coalition
Brit.  |ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word coalition


- an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty (syn: alignment, alinement, alliance)
- the state of being combined into one body (syn: fusion)
- the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts (syn: coalescence, coalescency, concretion, conglutination)


The groups united to form a coalition.

A multiparty coalition ruled the country.

The group is working in coalition with other environmental groups.

He hoped to convert his party members to a belief in coalition.

He was working in coalition with other Unionist leaders.

The two countries have formed a fragile coalition.

It's the coalition forces who are to blame for the continuation of the war.

A coalition government (=government made up of members of several political parties) will now be established.

Against all expectations, the coalition held together well.

A coalition government was formed after inconclusive elections.

China's support is key to the success of the coalition.

The international coalition was ready to take the offensive.

The group is a junior partner (=less important group) in the PLO's governing coalition.

Word forms

singular: coalition
plural: coalitions
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