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bloc

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Pronunciation: /blɒk
 
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Definition of bloc in English:

noun

A group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance: the Soviet bloc a parliamentary bloc
More example sentences
  • Eighteen political parties and five electoral blocs are running.
  • Arithmetically nothing's happened - five seats lost here, six gained there, but the great blocs of party power are still intact.
  • The centre of gravity in Europe is shifting decisively east, to where new blocs and alliances are already forming.
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Origin

early 20th century: from French, literally 'block'.

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