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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 co·a·li·tion /ˌkoəˈlɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Co·a·li·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact
           or treaty [syn: alliance, alignment, alinement]
           [ant: nonalignment]
      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,
          concretion, conglutination]