federation

noun
fed·er·a·tion | \ˌfe-də-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of federation 

1 : an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities: such as

a : a federal government

b : a union of organizations

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

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Examples of federation in a Sentence

a federation of labor unions a federation of women's clubs the federation of the states
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Stars of that team remain household names in Croatia, including the football federation president and ex-Real Madrid striker Davor Suker, who has been with this squad all the way through this World Cup campaign. James Ellingworth, chicagotribune.com, "Croatia 'love' their underdog status in Sunday's World Cup final," 12 July 2018 Stars of that team remain household names in Croatia, including the football federation president and ex-Real Madrid striker Davor Suker, who has been with this squad all the way through this World Cup campaign. Washington Post, "Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final," 12 July 2018 The campaign was organized by LOLA MullenLowe, an ad agency in Spain, in collaboration with FELGTB, Spain's federation for LGBT rights. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Activists Use the World Cup to Challenge Russia's Anti-LGBTQ Policies," 11 July 2018 The federation will likely fire coach Juan Carlos Osorio - would the United States hire him? Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "World Cup double-bill: Mexico ousted by Brazil, but the best game came later," 2 July 2018 Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign, said the 12 defendants are members of GRU, a Russian intelligence federation. NBC News, "Mueller charges Russian intelligence officers with hacking DNC, Clinton," 13 July 2018 Two years ago, Croatia's campaign at the 2016 European Championship was overshadowed by turmoil in the stands as fans hurled dozens of flares onto the field in protest against the football federation leadership. James Ellingworth, chicagotribune.com, "Croatia 'love' their underdog status in Sunday's World Cup final," 12 July 2018 Two years ago, Croatia’s campaign at the 2016 European Championship was overshadowed by turmoil in the stands as fans hurled dozens of flares onto the field in protest against the football federation leadership. Washington Post, "Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final," 12 July 2018 Fernando Hierro, a former player who was acting as the federation’s sporting director, was appointed as the team’s new coach two days before the opening match against Portugal. Tales Azzoni, The Seattle Times, "Spain can enjoy its siesta after another early elimination," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of federation

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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federation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of federation

: 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

noun
fed·er·a·tion | \ˌfe-də-ˈrā-shən \

Kids Definition of federation

: a union of organizations or states a wildlife federation

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