federation

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noun fed·er·a·tion \ˌfe-də-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of federation

  1. 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. 2 :  the act of creating or becoming a federation; especially :  the forming of a federal union

Examples of federation in a Sentence

  1. a federation of labor unions

  2. a federation of women's clubs

  3. the federation of the states

Recent Examples of federation from the Web

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First Known Use of federation

1652


FEDERATION Defined for English Language Learners

federation

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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

federation

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noun fed·er·a·tion \ˌfe-də-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of federation for Students

  1. :  a union of organizations or states a wildlife federation



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