• WordNet 3.6
    • n bloc a group of countries in special alliance
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In literature:

The communist bloc attacked the West for being purveyors of imperialism and racism.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Socialism is totally discredited, says Kapor, fresh back from the Eastern Bloc.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
It was as in a fever that I moved the pile, en bloc, on to the red.
"The Gambler" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
There is no silver; and the butter, on a dinner plate, is en bloc.
"John Bull's Other Island" by George Bernard Shaw
In more ways than one, Albanians were the first true dissidents in the entire communist bloc.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The Confession, with practically no criticism or opposition, was passed en bloc on August 17.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
The solid South he left unbroken; he just brought it over to Eric en bloc.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
It was Joe Bloc who took the lead.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Because of Pluto, the American silver bloc had been broken at last.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And if we weren't in trouble, the Sino-Soviet Bloc would blame their mess on us.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In news:

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union diplomats say summit breaks up without agreement on bloc's long-term budget.
CNN — A European Union summit aimed at setting the bloc's next seven-year budget broke up without a deal amid divisions over EU spending at a time of wide austerity.
Businesses in the European Union will find it harder to avoid paying taxes under new proposals by the bloc's executive, which wants to crack down on tax evasion at a time when member states are trimming spending to tackle funding shortfalls.
Europe's energy policy in the past 50 years has been one of its biggest failures , but the bloc's increased dependency on Russia is pressuring member states to adopt a common strategy, the EU's ambassador to Washington, John Bruton, has said.
BRUSSELS – Euro zone factory output continued its steep fall in autumn this year, underscoring the feeble domestic demand that risks prolonging the bloc's recession.
The Sex Farce That Shook the Soviet Bloc.
They are now 16.9 million people out of work in the 17-member currency bloc, according to figures published Thursday by the Eurostat data agency.
European Union leaders on Friday failed to agree on the 27 nation bloc's next seven-year budget, replaying the clash between rich and poor countries that has stymied the response to the euro debt crisis.
Finland's foreign minister on Friday backpedalled on comments he made about the break-up of the eurozone, as other officials also hit back amid concern that the currency bloc's debt crisis could flare up again.
But vets could prove an important voting bloc.
Cyprus' commerce minister Neoklis Sylikiotis, whose country holds the bloc's rotating chairmanship, says Thursday talks could start in the next few months.
EU foreign ministers will on Monday thrash out positions on increasingly thorny problems in the Middle East, but the bloc will likely not follow.
EU foreign ministers will on Monday thrash out positions on increasingly thorny problems in the Middle East, but the bloc will likely not follow France in giving full recognition to the new Syrian opposition, diplomats said.
It's Time for the Black Bloc to Go Away .
Were quashed or watered down during 10 days of negotiations, but the non-Western bloc managed to win support for wording that supported governments ' rights to have access to the Web.

In science:

Rouquier, Famil les et blocs d’algebr`es de Hecke, Comp.
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
Bloc (Σ) is the topological dual of (M0,θ loc (Σ), T ).
Process level moderate deviations for stabilizing functionals
In a completely analogous way we define the space M0,θ loc (ξ [Σ]) of translation invariant signed local null-measures on ξ [Σ], endowed with the corresponding Bloc (ξ [Σ])-weak topology ˆT ξ .
Process level moderate deviations for stabilizing functionals
Observe also that T ξ can be equivalently characterized as the weakest topology to make continuous the mappings loc,ξ (Σ) ∋ Θ 7→ [ ˆΦ, Θ]ξ := h ˆΦ, ξ [Θ]i for all ˆΦ ∈ Bloc(ξ [Σ]).
Process level moderate deviations for stabilizing functionals
Moreover, it is easily seen that Bloc (ξ [Σ]) can be regarded as the topological dual for (M0,θ loc,ξ (Σ), T ξ ) with respect to the duality [·, ·]ξ .
Process level moderate deviations for stabilizing functionals