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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The new clip reveals Vida who can be heard saying 'Belgrade burn', and action could be taken by the global football federation. SI.com, "FIFA Investigating New Controversial Video of Croatian Defender Domagoj Vida Following Russia Win," 11 July 2018 Yet as soon as Simunic’s ban was over, he was hired by the federation as an assistant coach. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Croatian soccer finds itself involved in another two-faced controversy," 9 July 2018 Lopetegui was axed by the Spanish federation with the team already in Russia after agreeing a deal to become the Real Madrid coach next season. Martyn Wood, chicagotribune.com, "Cherchesov: Russia win over Spain 'is only the beginning'," 1 July 2018 The International Olympic Committee, in turn, adopts the titles used by the federations. Author: Liz Clark, Anchorage Daily News, "'Women' or 'Ladies'? At the Winter Olympics, that depends on the sport," 20 Feb. 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. 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

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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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