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Definition of coalition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a government formed by two or more political parties working together to form a coalition a two-party coalition a coalition government
  2. 2[countable] a group formed by people from several different groups, especially political ones, agreeing to work together for a particular purpose a coalition of environmental and consumer groups
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of two or more groups joining together They didn't rule out coalition with the Social Democrats.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coalition