Definition of partnership in English:


Line breaks: part¦ner|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp


  • 1 [mass noun] The 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.
  • 2An 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.
  • 2.1A business or firm owned and run by two or more partners: the partnership now owns 22 department stores
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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.
  • 2.2A position as one of the partners in a business or firm: she will be eligible for a partnership after a few years
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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.
  • 2.3 Cricket The number of runs added by a pair of batsmen before one of them is dismissed or the innings ends: their 176-run third-wicket partnership
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    • The pair extended their partnership to 118 from 173 balls before Jayawardene top edged a catch into the covers.
    • Their third-wicket partnership was worth 40, but in terms of the match it was gold.
    • He will then pace his innings accordingly, working on partnerships with other batsmen and so on.

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