Definition of federation
1 : an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities: such asa : a federal governmentb : a union of organizations
2 : the act of creating or becoming a federation; especially : the forming of a federal union
Examples of federation in a Sentence
a federation of labor unions
a federation of women's clubs
the federation of the states
Recent Examples of federation from the Web
The changes still need to be approved at the federation’s annual general meeting in August in Vietnam.
The Jamaican federation hasn’t formally announced its tournament team yet, but Blake and Jim Curtin dropped some pretty big hints on Saturday that Blake was gone after that.
The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said Jacob Solomon, his colleague and current Federation president.
That money is subsequently passed along to participating federations by FIFA, soccer's global governing body.
USSF President Sunil Gulati and the federation's board of directors are not compensated.
That comes to a record $15.5 billion, compared to $14.3 billion in 2016 and the most since the federation started tracking Father’s Day spending in 2007.
The Mexico federation started looking at different players and that happened from that 2002 World Cup.
Critics of May, including Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, and the police federation have blamed, in part, a lack of police personnel for the attacks.
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First Known Use of federation
FEDERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of federation for English Language Learners
: a country formed by separate states that have given certain powers to a central government while keeping control over local matters
: an organization that is made by loosely joining together smaller organizations
: the act of joining together separate organizations or states
FEDERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of federation for Students
: a union of organizations or states a wildlife federation
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