alliance


alliance
alliance al‧li‧ance [əˈlaɪəns] noun [countable] COMMERCE
1. an agreement between two or more organizations to work together:

• The two insurance companies agreed to form an alliance.

alliance between

• an alliance between the two media groups

alliance with

• The firm said it may need to form an alliance with another company to survive.

straˌtegic alˈliance [countable] COMMERCE
an alliance formed as part of a plan with important aims:

• The two airlines have announced a strategic alliance with broad implications for competition in the industry.

2. in alliance with if two or more organizations are in alliance with each other, they work together:

• The Japanese car company said it would only enter Eastern Europe in alliance with a European manufacturer.

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alliance UK US /əˈlaɪəns/ noun [C]
an agreement to work with another person, organization, etc. to try to achieve the same thing: »

a business/economic/marketing alliance

forge/form/enter into an alliance with sb/sth »

The company will forge alliances with other car makers similar to joint manufacturing agreements already established in Europe.

alliance between sb (and sb) »

Many details of the alliance between the two companies have been left unclear.

a group of countries, companies, organizations, etc. who have agreed to work together because of shared interests: »

a global/an international alliance

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The most likely outcome would be a project managed by an alliance of contractors with an equal interest in building the carrier.

in alliance with sb/sth — Cf. in alliance with sth
See also STRATEGIC ALLIANCE(Cf. ↑strategic alliance)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • alliance — [ aljɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIe; de allier 1 ♦ Union contractée par engagement mutuel. Dr. internat. Union de deux puissances qui s engagent par un traité (traité d alliance) à se porter mutuellement secours en cas de guerre. ⇒ coalition, entente, ligue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • alliance — ALLIANCE. subs. fém. Union par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un homme d une si haute naissance. Ces Maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De l union, de la confédération qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Alliance — Alliance, NE U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 8959 Housing Units (2000): 4062 Land area (2000): 4.767735 sq. miles (12.348377 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.012236 sq. miles (0.031691 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.779971 sq. miles (12.380068 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • alliance — alliance, league, coalition, fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation agree in the idea of combination, chiefly political, for a common object. Alliance applies particularly to a joining of interests on the part of families (by marriage) or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alliance — Al*li ance, n. [OE. aliaunce, OF. aliance, F. alliance, fr. OF. alier, F. allier. See {Ally}, and cf. LL. alligantia.] 1. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alliance — Alliance …   Wikipedia Español

  • alliance — [ə lī′əns] n. [ME aliaunce < OFr aleiance < alier: see ALLY] 1. an allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage 2. a close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc. 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • alliance — Alliance. s. f. Union, se dit de ceux qui se joignent par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un Duc & Pair, les maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. Il se dit aussi de l union de la confederation qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Alliance, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 781 Housing Units (2000): 304 Land area (2000): 2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places