A consortium of companies that make radio-based identification tags, scanners and related software said yesterday that they planned to pool their patents in a venture that would provide one-stop licensing and royalty management.
-- Barnaby J. Feder, "Consortium to Pool Radio-Tag Patents," New York Times, August 10, 2005
This new foundation would assist the consortium to make policy, and advise the U.N. on Mars-related matters.
-- Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars and Green Mars, 1993
Consortium entered English in the 1820s. It comes from the Latin word for partnership, consort.