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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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A philanthropist and friend of labor bishop--a Civic Federation decoy duck for the chloroforming of the wage-working- man
This central company was to grapple with all national problems, to own all telephones and long-distance lines, to protect all patents, and to be the headquarters of invention, information, capital, and legal protection for the entire federation of Bell Companies.
She is also the President of what is known as the Federation of Southern Coloured Women's Clubs, and is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Coloured Women's Clubs.
We sent our young men out as instructors to every nation of the federation, and the movement had reached colossal proportions before the Mahars discovered it.
Other tribes of the new federation took sides with the original disputants or set up petty revolutions of their own.
But the Teamsters' Union took up the quarrel, backed by the whole Water Front Federation.
He had seen her, first, from the spectators' gallery, at the annual convention of the Northwest Federation of Labour, and he had seen her through Bill Totts' eyes, and that individual had been most favourably impressed by her.
Prevalence; Kings of Drink; Polite Federation of Gents-Consequential;
The whole Water Front Federation, along with its allies in the structural trades, had backed up the teamsters, and all had smashed down ingloriously.
And then came the great Pan-American Federation which linked the Western Hemisphere from pole to pole under a single flag, which joined the navies of the New World into the mightiest fighting force that ever sailed the seven seas--the greatest argument for peace the world had ever known.
He was the god of a dozen allied villages similar to this one, which was the central and commanding village of the federation.
Here there are robbers, here vigilance committees, and here guerilla bands ruling patches of exhausted territory, strange federations and brotherhoods form and dissolve, and religious fanaticisms begotten of despair gleam in famine-bright eyes.

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