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- coälition (rare)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /koʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
- A temporary group or union of organizations, usually formed for a particular advantage.
- The Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties formed a coalition government in 2010.
- 2013 May 23, Sarah Lyall, “British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party”, in New York Times, retrieved 29 May 2013:
- At a time when Mr. Cameron is being squeezed from both sides — from the right by members of his own party and by the anti-immigrant, anti-Europe U.K. Independence Party, and from the left by his Liberal Democrat coalition partners — the move seemed uncharacteristically clunky.
- (rare) The collective noun for a group of cheetahs.
- 2013 August 7, Joshi Herrmann, “How cricket netted the hipsters”, in London Evening Standard:
- Sometimes the ante is upped, the gaggle of bowlers all working on their batsman in turn, like a coalition of cheetahs singling out a vulnerable gazelle, sending their distinctive balls down until the pressure forces a mistake or the batsman gets his own back by smashing a bad ball over everyone’s heads.
- 2014 September 6, Darren Boyle, “Running wild! Mother cheetah has SIX cubs keeping her busy by jumping, hiding and climbing all over her”, in The Daily Mail:
- Majed Sultan Ali was on his second visit to the game reserve in a bid to photograph a coalition of cheetahs.
- 2015 June 11, “This is the moment an ostrich attempts to outrun cheetahs in Sir David Attenborough's latest show”, in Bristol Post:
- This is the incredible moment a juvenile ostrich attempts to outrun a coalition of cheetahs that forms a central part of the latest BBC programme to be presented by Sir David Attenborough.
group of organizations
- coälition (rare)
coalition f (plural coalitions)