[koh-uh-lish-uh n] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ ən/
a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
a union into one body or mass; fusion.
a fusion or merging into one body or mass
1610s, “the growing together of parts,” from French coalition (1540s), from Late Latin coalitus “fellowship,” originally past participle of Latin coalescere (see coalesce). First used in a political sense 1715.
An alliance of political groups formed to oppose a common foe or pursue a common goal.
Note: In countries with many political parties, none of which can get a majority of the citizens’ votes, the only way an effective government can be formed is by a coalition of parties. Such coalitions are often unstable.
- Coalition for networked information
body (CNI) A consortium formed by American Research Libraries, CAUSE and EDUCOM to promote the creation of, and access to, information resources in networked environments in order to enrich scholarship and enhance intellectual productivity. (1994-12-22)
[koh-uh-lish-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. the idea, principle, or policy of favoring or supporting the concept of or a specific , especially in politics.
plural noun, Geology. 1. coal-bearing strata. 2. (initial capital letters) in Europe, a portion of the Carboniferous System, characterized by widespread coal deposits. plural noun the Coal Measures 1. a series of coal-bearing rocks formed in the upper Carboniferous period; the uppermost series of the Carboniferous system
noun 1. a mine or pit from which coal is obtained.
noun, Older U.S. Use and Canadian. 1. petroleum obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal. 2. . noun 1. (US & Canadian) petroleum or a refined product from petroleum, esp kerosene 2. a crude oil produced, together with coal gas, during the distillation of bituminous coal