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  1. co·a·li·tion
    IPA[ˌkōəˈliSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. an alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states:

      a coalition of conservatives and disaffected Democrats
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: coalition, plural noun: coalitions

    • noun

      a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government:
    • noun

      a political alliance of differing groups, typically one comprising minority peoples and other disadvantaged groups.
    • noun

      (especially in the US) a political alliance of several different groups, representing social, ethnic, and other minorities.
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