What does Federation mean?

Definitions for Federation
ˌfɛd əˈreɪ ʃənFed·er·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. federation(noun)

    an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

  2. confederation, confederacy, federation(noun)

    a union of political organizations

  3. federation(noun)

    the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

Wiktionary

  1. federation(Noun)

    Act of joining together into a single political entity.

    It is 106 years since federation.

    Etymology: From fédération, from foederatio, from foederare.

  2. federation(Noun)

    Array of nations or states that are unified under one central authority which is elected by its members.

    Etymology: From fédération, from foederatio, from foederare.

  3. federation(Noun)

    Any society or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.

    Etymology: From fédération, from foederatio, from foederare.

  4. federation(Adjective)

    Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.

    We live in a federation house.

    Etymology: From fédération, from foederatio, from foederare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federation(noun)

    the act of uniting in a league; confederation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fdration.]

  2. Federation(noun)

    a league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fdration.]

Freebase

  1. Federation

    A federation, also known as a federal state, is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing states or regions united by a central government. In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states, as well as the division of power between them and the central government, are typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of the states. The governmental or constitutional structure found in a federation is known as federalism. It can be considered the opposite of another system, the unitary state. Germany with sixteen Länder is an example of a federation, whereas neighboring Austria and its Bundesländer was a unitary state with administrative divisions that became federated, and neighboring France by contrast has always been unitary. Federations may be multi-ethnic and cover a large area of territory, although neither is necessarily the case. The initial agreements create a stability that encourages other common interests, reduces differences between the disparate territories, and gives them all even more common ground. At some time this is recognized and a movement is organized to merge more closely. At other times, especially when common cultural factors are at play such as ethnicity and language, some of the steps in this pattern are expedited and compressed.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4239

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4760

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federation' in Nouns Frequency: #1687

How to pronounce Federation?

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    Karen
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How to say Federation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Federation in a Sentence

  1. Cornel Marculescu:

    We discussed it with the (Chinese) delegation and the federation and finally with him and he said it was some health problem, his coach was also debating with him, a little bit stronger, to make him swim but he said he can't.

  2. Molly Levinson:

    It is time for the Federation to correct this disparity once and for all.

  3. Marcos Baghdatis:

    It is clear that unless I am 100 percent fit and healthy to compete, I shall not participate at the Olympics because I would be doing injustice to my country, it is therefore with great sadness that I now announce my withdrawal from the Cyprus Tennis Federation Olympic Team. I have already informed Cyprus Tennis Federation Federation.

  4. Di Montezemolo:

    This was not only a formal step, but also an important signal of support from across the world of Italian sport for an event that is, at heart, a celebration of sport and its athletes, it was very pleasing to receive the full backing and encouragement of the federation presidents at Coni today.

  5. Marco Trungelliti:

    Its way beyond, from my perspective, theres more than a few of the top 100 players that before were fixing matches or something like that. Its not just something that just happens only in Argentina or Latin America. It happens all over the world and the federation has to take care of it besides the Grand Slams. ... Thats the only way I see it can be fixed.

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