Definition of partnership in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpärtnərˌSHip/


1The state of being a partner or partners: we should go on working together in partnership
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  • Their ‘Locals Online’ bid was put together in partnership with the National Federation of Licensed Victuallers.
  • The event is one of a series organised by the parochial church council thanks to sponsorship from the Local Heritage Initiative in partnership with the Nationwide Building Society and the Countryside Agency.
  • The Home Care Service is, in effect, an extension of the family as the carers work together and in partnership with the family.
1.1An association of two or more people as partners: an increase in partnerships with housing associations
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  • Research projects and publications of the Academy highlight economic partnerships, international and political relations and trends in the Third World.
  • The report found that the success relied on a working partnership between high quality people in CSIRO and the companies.
  • If offered the chance Mrs Scragg is hoping to ask about funding for educational partnerships between colleges and schools in the Swindon area and about Pathfinder Status for the college.
cooperation, association, collaboration, coalition, alliance, union, affiliation, relationship, connection
1.2A business or firm owned and run by two or more partners.
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  • The legal issues involved will vary depending on whether or not you decide to operate as a partnership or a limited liability company.
  • The company also formed a partnership with services firm AMTSybex.
  • More than two-thirds of all small businesses are either sole proprietorships, partnerships, or S corporations.
company, firm, business, corporation, organization, association, consortium, syndicate
1.3A position as one of the partners in a business or firm.
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  • The women had been progressing nicely in their careers toward law partnerships or senior executive positions.
  • Pills keep him functioning and a professional partnership with boyish protégé Frank allows him to earn a tidy living.
  • The professional side of the partnership meant she got to play leads in the kind of action movies Harlin is known for - which is rare for a woman.

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Syllabification: part·ner·ship

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