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Definitions of Alliance

  1. (noun) A social relationship established by marriage.
  2. (noun) A social relationship created for common cause or interest.

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Alliance Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: al·li·ance

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uh-lIE-uhns/
  • British English – /uh-lIE-uhns/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈlaɪəns/
  • British English – /əˈlʌɪəns/

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Cite the Definition of Alliance

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alliance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

alliance. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alliance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“alliance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/>.