the act of federating or uniting in a league.
the formation of a political unity, with a central government, by a number of separate states, each of which retains control of its own internal affairs.
a league or confederacy.
a federated body formed by a number of nations, states, societies, unions, etc., each retaining control of its own internal affairs.
- in·ter·fed·er·a·tion, noun
- pro·fed·er·a·tion, adjective
- re·fed·er·a·tion, noun
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How to use federation in a sentence
If the suit succeeds, it will be a disaster for whatever hope democracy has left in the Russian federation.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience | Anna Nemtsova | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Clinton exclaimed at the headquarters of the United federation of Teachers.Hillary Clinton Basks in Labor’s Love: ‘This Is Like a Homecoming!’ | David Freedlander | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Political groups such the American federation for Children and Democrats for Education Reform need to protect reformers.
The World High Diving federation, established in 1996, is recognized by the Olympic Committee as the sport's governing body.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously | Hampton Stevens | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The reason: opposition from the publishing and anime industries and even from the Japan federation of Bar Associations.
Mrs. Bassett runs a woman's club in Fraserville and she's one of the lights in the federation.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The federation's President introduced himself and described the problem briefly.The Flaming Mountain | Harold Leland Goodwin
The European federation tarries behind Mazzini's eager prophecy, but its coming cannot be delayed for ever.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
The excitement and gabble were worse than the Dean case, or federation, and sickened me, for they were all on the wrong track.Over the Sliprails | Henry Lawson
Now, however, you are nearly at the stage where you will be invited to join the Galactic federation.Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for federation (1 of 2)
the act of federating
the union of several provinces, states, etc, to form a federal union
a political unit formed in such a way
any league, alliance, or confederacy
a union of several parties, groups, etc
any association or union for common action
British Dictionary definitions for Federation (2 of 2)
the Federation the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901
a style of domestic architecture of that period, characterized by red brick, terracotta roof tiles, sinuous curves, and heavy window frames
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