noun, plural con·sor·ti·a [kuh n-sawr-shee-uh, -tee-uh] /kənˈsɔr ʃi ə, -ti ə/.
Examples from the Web for consortium
A consortium of European countries led by Germany pledged funds to be shepherded by the United Nations.
A consortium of scientists and the American Civil Liberties Union eventually sued to invalidate the patents a few years ago.
If all of those votes had been counted statewide, the consortium determined that Al Gore would have won.
Another question is whether the electors would have counted the overvote the same way that the consortium did.
A consortium of journalists has for months attempted to penetrate offshore banking secrecy.
But to any European radical Mr. Lamont's statement that the consortium does not want control reads like a contradiction in terms.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
The specific protests of Chinese in this countrymainly Cantoneseagainst the Consortium seem to me mainly based on misapprehension.China, Japan and the U.S.A.|John Dewey
In Japan, opinion ranged from imperialistic chauvinism to liberal recognition of the consortium as a way out of the mess.
The closed shop in international finance has been ushered in, and the union of world bankers is now known as the Consortium.
If Japan joins whole-heartedly in the consortium, she may be the greatest gainer.
British Dictionary definitions for consortium
noun plural -tia (-tɪə)
Word Origin for consortium
Word Origin and History for consortium
1829, from Latin consortium "fellowship, participation, society," from consors (genitive consortis; see consort (n.)). Earlier, in British law, a term for "right of husband's access to his wife."