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Consortia Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    consortia See consortium
Consortia Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    consortium n : an association of companies for some definite purpose [syn: pool, syndicate] [also: consortia (pl)]
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A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.

Consortium is a Latin word, meaning 'partnership, association or society' and derives from consors 'partner', itself from con- 'together' and sors 'fate', meaning owner of means or comrade.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Five Colleges, Inc., along with the Claremont Consortium are among of the oldest and most successful higher education consortia in the United States. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation includes the members of the Big Ten athletic conference plus the University of Chicago. The participants in Five Colleges, Inc. are: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Another example of a successful consortium is the Five Colleges of Ohio of Ohio: Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, College of Wooster and Denison University. The Claremont Colleges consist of Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and the Keck Graduate Institute. These consortia have pooled the resources of their member colleges and the university to share human and material assets as well as to link academic and administrative resources.

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  • Ottawa invites three consortia to bid on Champlain Bridge project
    Companies that operate two Quebec toll bridges and a superhospital are lining up to get the contract to build, maintain and operate the new Champlain Bridge. On Monday, Ottawa invited three consortia to bid on the public-private partnership (PPP) contract. Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'
  • Science Translational Medicine Focuses on Emergence of Consortia in Medical Research
    A study published in the June 25 issue of Science Translational Medicine found that in the past decade, there has been a rapid emergence of consortia in biomedical research. The study, Consortium Sandbox, ... Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'
  • Setback for city's light rail project
    Risk in digging up George Street underlined by withdrawal of one of consortia bidding for project. Read more on this news related to 'Consortia'

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