Consortium (noun)

  1. An association, typically of several companies.
  2. A group of individuals or organizations with a common interest.


From latin consortium ('partnership, association, community of goods'), from consors ('partner'), from con- ('together') + sors ('a sharer').


  1. The consortium of tech companies is working on developing new software.
  2. The university is part of a consortium of colleges and universities that share resources and expertise.
  3. The consortium of donors pledged to support the humanitarian relief efforts.
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