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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkəʊ.əˈlɛs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkoʊ.əˈlɛs/
Audio (US) (file)
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˌkəʉ.əˈles/
Audio (AU) (file)
- (of separate elements) To join into a single mass or whole.
- (of a whole or a unit) To form from different pieces or elements.
- The puddle coalesced from the droplets as they ran together.
- (engineering) To bond pieces of metal into a continuous whole by liquefying parts of each piece, bringing the liquids into contact, and allowing the combined liquid to solidify.
- (of separate groups or persons) To merge, to intermingle freely.
- 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], chapter XXV, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 27:
- It was not a wise thing to enter a close clique, my good madam, until you had examined both them and yourself, and considered how far you were likely to coalesce.
- 2023 August 16, Jonathan Rauch, “Why Not Pence?”, in The Atlantic:
- The result is that once again, as in 2016, Trump is likely to prevail because Republicans cannot coalesce around an alternative—even though a candidate who is experienced in government, solidly conservative, and acceptable to most factions of the party is right there in front of them.
- (databases, SQL) To convert a null value to a defined value.
to join into a single mass
to form from different elements
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ko.aˈleːs.ke/, [koäˈɫ̪eːs̠kɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ko.aˈleʃ.ʃe/, [koäˈlɛʃːe]