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coalition

 [co″ah-lĭ´shun]
the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus, although other deformities occur and some patients are asymptomatic; it may be congenital or acquired as a response to trauma, infection, or joint disease. Called also tarsal bar.

coalition

/co·a·li·tion/ (ko″ah-lĭ´shun) the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition  the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus.
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Their efforts to achieve lasting change depend not only on their own efforts and skill, as well as that of their allies, but also on their coalitional partners' ongoing capacities to make those reforms stick or expand.
The literature on social movements addresses the concrete mechanisms through which coalitional work takes place and its political value, particularly for groups with constrained access to conventional sources of political or economic power.
2) We present a distributed coalition formation algorithm to solve the coalitional game model of energy-harvesting small cells and find the coalition structure and time sharing strategy which can make the total utility value of the system maximum.
My argument about the waiting room as a space producing queer precarity and coalitional possibility emerged from a set of surprising encounters during ethnographic fieldwork I conducted with a refugee peer support program at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCCT), a large, celebrated, predominantly LGBT church in Toronto, Canada.
However, Indonesian President Jokowi, in office since 2014, has chosen neither to prioritize the options available from the coalitional presidentialism menu, nor to let himself be subsumed into a party cartel.
It is such unequal privilege that troubles the possibility of coalitional activism.
The healthcare system in Bulgaria is very unstable in terms of its finances, as well as with regards to the vested coalitional interests in play.
Such breadth may have been an editorial decision, but it limits an in-depth exploration of the tensions between "chavismo's" periphery--radical collectives and coalitional parties--and its center, the Chavez-founded United Socialist Party of Venezuela (never mentioned by the author) and the state.
A new paradigm requires smashing long standing customs and disturbing the status quo - a scenario that is likely to be hamstrung by coalitional politics and the different and differing ideologies of the coalition partners.
International structures and institutions play an intermediate role in each coalition and have influence on the domestic coalitional interplay.
Sadly, military coups punctuated the period after the October Revolution - 41 years out of the 50 years, except for a respite period of time -- 9 years -- of coalitional quasi-democratic type dominated by leaders of the two religious Sectarian Parties, the Umma Party (UP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Yet, he puts--convincingly to my mind --the military dimension in a broader context of the entire war, recounting the general state of the Ottoman Empire, the diverse British strategic-political interests, and the intricate coalitional relationship among British, French, and Arabs.