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Simple Definition of consortium

: a group of people, companies, etc., that agree to work together

Full Definition of consortium

plural con·sor·tiaplay\-ˈsȯr-sh(ē-)ə, -ˈsȯr-tē-ə\ also con·sortiums

  1. 1:  an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member


Cambridge Dictionary
an ​organization of several ​businesses or ​banks ​joiningtogether as a ​group for a ​shared ​purpose:
noun, plural consortia 

 [kuh n-sawr-shee-uh, -tee-uh] (Show IPA)


a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying intoeffect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.


any association, partnership, or union.

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