fed·​er·​at·​ed ˈfe-də-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce federated (audio)
: of, relating to, forming, or joined in a federation
a union of federated republics
On this Western Hemisphere all tribes and people are forming into one federated whole …Herman Melville
… a handful of other blue chip companies were putting their considerable clout behind a coalition … to build a federated data warehouse that would help more than 2.5 million employees, retirees, and dependents take more control of their health and health care purchases.Rob Preston

Examples of federated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beutel said Flower plans to use the new venture funding to expand awareness of federated learning, grow the number of developers using Flower, and add staff. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 By pooling their bitcoin holdings, communities can form a federated mint, operating on collective consensus. Susie Violet Ward, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The committee was faced with three choices: a unitary state in which the Jews would be dominated, a federated state or confederation, which is what India and Iran and Yugoslavia wanted, or partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2024 That makes this a Gmail-proprietary feature, which is a problem for federated emails that are expected to work with a million different clients and providers. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 Lippert looks forward to a kind of federated supercomputing, where the several European supercomputer centers will use their huge machines in concert, distributing calculations to the appropriate supercomputers via a service hub. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2022 Another fun quirk of federated media is that, even if you’re logged in to Mastodon on your own instance, you are not logged in on any of the others in a way that does not make sense if you’re not used to it. Nathan Edwards, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023 That might be good news for Mastodon, another Twitter wannabe and one of the few social networks to embrace a federated model. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2023 The result is that the leaders in federated learning are the existing large technology companies. Jeff Wong, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federated was in 1793

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“Federated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federated. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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