1. The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.
2. A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests.
A coalition of the puritan and the blackleg. --J. Randolph.
The coalition between the religious and worldly enemies of popery. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- Alliance; confederation; confederacy; league; combination; conjunction; conspiracy; union.
n 1: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact
or treaty [syn: alliance, alignment, alinement]
2: the state of being combined into one body [syn: fusion]
3: the union of diverse things into one body or form or group;
the growing together of parts [syn: coalescence, coalescency,