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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.
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(16) Queer and coalitionist students at Monash University helped out with typesetting, design and layout, while committed tertiary students across the board helped distribute the book and defend the GTSG when it later came under attack.
A backdrop of political doubt (among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transsexuals) about the real value of coalitionist strategies, dovetails with differences about the descriptive terminology and theoretical models used to explain the prejudice and hostility that meet overt same-sex desire, non-heterosexual and queer identities.
In this case, (M) would require a coalitionist faced with a desertion proposal to consider both the ideological and the minimum-survivability consequences of his or her move to a new coalition, and leave only if a survivable coalition with a group of people with ideologies more harmonious with his own and equal individual payoffs, or a survivable coalition with a group of people having equally harmonious ideologies with the incumbent group, and higher individual payoffs, can be formed.
The onset of the Depression and a revival of both militant agrarianism and middle-class radicalism in various parts of the country during the 1930s decided this question in favour of the broader coalitionists. Hence Canadian labourism would perish and the CCF-NDP was born.
The coalitionist feels little sympathy for the necessary pragmatism of the social democrat.
The uncertainties that characterize political and military starategic options with regard to the Third World refer to the permanent debate within the American Establishment between supporters of the "maritimist" and "coalitionist" options.
Plaid Cymru were stout coalitionists for four years, they with Labour voted for the policy.
The crucial point, which Erdogan's AKP coalitionists no doubt realise, is that, even though they attracted 47 per cent of the vote, the majority--53 per cent--of Turks voted otherwise, including for some ardent anti-Islamic political entities.
With only one-third of the council re-elected each year, it can take a very long time indeed to change the political control of Birmingham - which suits the coalitionists perfectly.