• WordNet 3.6
    • n coalition the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
    • n coalition an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    • n coalition the state of being combined into one body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: While many treaties have been signed at or near Paris, France (including many after WWI and WWII), nine are actually known as the "Treaty of Paris": Seven Years' War (1763), American Revolutionary War (1783), French-Swede War (1810), France vs Sixth Coalition (1814), Battle of Waterloo (1815), Crimean War (1856), Spanish-American War (1898), union of Bessarabia and Romania (1920), establishment of European Coal and Steel Community (1951).
    • Coalition A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests. "A coalition of the puritan and the blackleg.""The coalition between the religious and worldly enemies of popery."
    • Coalition The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coalition Union in a body or mass; a coming together, as of separate bodies or parts, and their union through natural causes in one mass or whole: as, a coalition of atoms or particles.
    • n coalition Voluntary union of individual persons, parties, or states; particularly, a temporary combining of parties or factions for the attainment of a special end; alliance. Among the most famous coalitions of history were those formed at different times by other European powers against France during the wars succeeding the first French revolution.
    • n coalition Synonyms Alliance, League, Confederacy, etc. (see alliance), combination, copartnership.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coalition kō-al-ish′un act of coalescing, or uniting into one body: a union of persons, states, &c., which agree to sink their differences and act in common: alliance
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. coalitio,: cf. F. coalition,. See Coalesce


In literature:

The score was at 35, and the new coalition promised to be as formidable as the last, when Oliver cut a ball past point.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The disasters in Russia had caused a new coalition of all the dynasties against France.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
They know, that this coalition is insatiate.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Before taking leave, he repeated over and over again his advice that the Coalition Ministry should be tried.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
ROSE, "THIRD COALITION" = "Select Despatches ... relating to the Formation of the Third Coalition (1804-5)," ed.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Coalitions of the feudal barons also sprung up, and wars between the two systems were frequent and bloody.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
This coalition decided the fate of the government.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The coalition indeed was fast breaking up.
"History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
However, fissures have emerged within the broad Shia coalition, known as the United Iraqi Alliance.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Come and receive it in the name of the American people, and let this spectacle complete the annihilation of an impious coalition of tyrants.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing

In news:

Pictured in the back row, from left, are coalition members Kay Lenarcic, Ray Lenarcic, Dave Petkovsek and Pam Munger.
A coalition of Catholic groups is calling on a DC nonprofit to more.
The Gropius in Chicago Coalition is seeking a strong showing of public support tonight for the saving on the Bauhaus-inspired buildings on the former campus of Michael Reese campus.
Curious Libyans examine weapons of forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi that were destroyed by a coalition airstrike between Benghazi and Ajdabiya.
Coalition Missiles Target Libyan Ground Forces .
Howard Gilberg, a board member of the North Texas Clean Air Coalition and an environmental attorney with Guida, Slavich & Flores PC, outlined the nonattainment issues facing the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
A nonpartisan group formed in 1999 to fight a huge oil merger in Alaska is speaking in support of the Senate's bipartisan coalition.
Janet Hamous is the interim executive director for the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care (Oct 16, 2012).
For Janet Hamous , becoming the interim executive director of the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care was a matter of good timing.
Resistance to the U.S.-led Iraq coalition is increasing, making a plan to hand power to Iraqis by June 30 seem unrealistic.
Zimbabwe's president wants hasty end to coalition.
Arab League gives hesitant welcome to Syria opposition coalition.
Anyone looking for evidence of a Republican constituency that is stoking the impeachment fires in the Senate need look no further than the Christian Coalition's state dinner here on Saturday night.
Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley (left) and Fanwood Mayor Colleen (right) are calling on other mayors across the state to join coalition aimed at fighting illegal gun trafficking.
He contends that the coalition's sending the wrong message to unlicensed drivers.

In science:

Definitions 2.12. A simple game v is swap robust if an exchange of two players from two winning coalitions cannot render both losing. A simple game is trade robust if any arbitrary redistributions of players in a set of winning coalitions does not result in all coalitions becoming losing.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
This is not guaranteed in other desirability relations defined over coalitions .
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
Since WVGs and MWVG are compact representations of coalitional voting games, it is natural to ask which voting games can be represented by a WVG or MWVG and what is the complexity of answering the question.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
WVG-Realizable is in P for a simple game represented by its minimal winning, or winning, coalitions.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
Lemma 4.2. A player i in a simple game v is a dummy if and only if it is not present in any minimal winning coalition.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games