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  ( alliances    plural  )
1       n-count   An alliance is a group of countries or political parties that are formally united and working together because they have similar aims.   (=coalition)  
The two parties were still too much apart to form an alliance.     
2       n-count   An alliance is a relationship in which two countries, political parties, or organizations work together for some purpose.  
oft N with/between n, also in N with n   (=partnership)  
What will be the effect of the alliance between IBM and Apple?...     
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