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fed·er·a·tion

 (fĕd′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of federating, especially a joining together of states into a league or federal union.
2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.

federation

(ˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act of federating
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the union of several provinces, states, etc, to form a federal union
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political unit formed in such a way
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any league, alliance, or confederacy
5. a union of several parties, groups, etc
6. any association or union for common action

Federation

(ˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the Federation the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901
2. (Architecture) a style of domestic architecture of that period, characterized by red brick, terracotta roof tiles, sinuous curves, and heavy window frames

fed•er•a•tion

(ˌfɛd əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of federating or uniting in a league.
2. the formation of a political unity, with a central government, by a number of separate states, each of which retains control of its own internal affairs.
3. a league or confederacy.
4. a federated body formed by a number of nations, societies, etc.
[1715–25; < Late Latin]

Federation

 a league or confederacy; a parent organization formed by the linking of several states, countries, companies, or societies, each retaining the control of much of its own affairs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.federation - an organization formed by merging several groups or partiesfederation - an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
AFL, American Federation of Labor - a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955
AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations - the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955
CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations - a federation of North American industrial unions that merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955
2.federation - a union of political organizations
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
Creek Confederacy - a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
3.federation - the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
establishment, constitution, formation, organisation, organization - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"

federation

federation

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
Translations
إتحاداتحاد
federace
føderationforbundsstat
federacio
föderáció
federation
samband
同盟連盟連邦
federácia
federation

federation

[ˌfedəˈreɪʃən] N (= group, system) → federación f

federation

[ˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən] n
(= organization) → fédération f
(= country) → fédération f

federation

n
(= act)Zusammenschluss m, → Föderation f (rare)
(= league)Föderation f, → Bund m

federation

[ˌfɛdəˈreɪʃn] nfederazione f

federal

(ˈfedərəl) adjective
(of a government or group of states) joined together, usually for national and external affairs only. the federal government of the United States of America.
ˈfederated (-rei-) adjective
joined by a treaty, agreement etc.
ˌfedeˈration noun
people, societies, unions, states etc joined together for a common purpose. the International Federation of Actors.
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According to the American Federationist, the American Federation of Labor's journal: "There is a clear reason why" in El Paso in 1915 "six Chinese restaurants [were] replaced by Americans": "Union men [were] appointed at the head of five departments in the city.
1937) was proscribed by Saskatchewan leader George Williams, and the BC Federationist refused to review Democracy Needs Socialism (1938).
In June of 1906 he wrote in the section "What our Organizers are Doing" of the American Federationist, the AFLs printed organ:
Emphasis on the selection and dissemination of non-fiction literature by a known cast of international authors was also part of an overall differentiation of the Clarion, and to a lesser degree other socialist papers advertised in the Clarion (for example, Cotton's Weekly, British Columbia Federationist, Robutchyj Narod), from the "reptile press" ("Law").
They can also be found in editorials, articles, and letters in a wide range of newspapers and periodicals, such as the Catholic Times, Catholic Herald, Catholic Gazette, Catholic Federationist, The Universe, and The Month.
This adaptability of woman to organize should be turned to account for the benefit of the Labour movement (The BC Federationist.
FEDERATIONIST 353, 356-61 (1911) (outlining several criticisms of the conditions and noting that a local industrial engineer had written a letter to company officials offering to train them in conducting fire drills, which had gone unanswered).
Officers of the AFL, he explained in the American Federationist, can "suggest" or "recommend," but they "cannot command one man in America to do anything.
The Negro Woman Worker," American Federationist, October 1932; Marvel Cooke and Ella Baker, "The Bronx Slave Market.
These primary resources include the following: the Proceedings of the Annual Conventions of the American Federation of Labor, for the period from 1899 through the mid-1920s; the American Federationist, the AFL's official journal, which, over a span of nearly thirty years, published many letters, editorials, feature articles, and reports relating to the labor movement in Puerto Rico; and the Samuel Gompers Letterbooks, which contain the voluminous correspondence which Gompers, as President of the American Federation of Labor, maintained for nearly three decades with labor leaders in Puerto Rico.

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