What does Federation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. federationnoun

    an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

  2. confederation, confederacy, federationnoun

    a union of political organizations

  3. federationnoun

    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. federationnoun

    Act of joining together into a single political entity.

    It is 106 years since federation.

  2. federationnoun

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

  3. federationnoun

    Any society or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.

  4. federationadjective

    Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.

    We live in a federation house.

  5. Etymology: From fédération, from foederatio, from foederare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federationnoun

    the act of uniting in a league; confederation

  2. Federationnoun

    a league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government

  3. 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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British National Corpus

  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

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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. Athletics Canada:

    On Friday June 17, the IAAF Council will make a transformative decision for our global athletics community when the Council meets to decide whether the Russian Athletics Federation will be reinstated to allow participation in the Rio Games, while we acknowledge some modest progress has been made in Russia, Athletics Canada feels strongly there is little evidence of a reversal in a systematic and deep rooted doping culture in Russian Athletics, and therefore there is no justification to grant re-inclusion.

  2. Rashad Turner:

    BLM has been co-opted byteachers’ unions, specifically atthe national level, the American Federation of Teachersand herelocally in Minnesota, EducationMinnesota, these teachers’ unions own theDemocrats.

  3. Noah Ngeny:

    The best thing to do under such circumstances is call for elections to give officials a fresh mandate for running the federation.

  4. Sebastian Coe:

    I am president of an international federation which is under serious investigations and I represent a sport under intense scrutiny, my vision is to have a sport that attracts more young people. The average age of those watching track and field is 55 years old. This is not sustainable.

  5. Rene Campbell:

    The onus is on the athletes to adhere to the rules and regulations set by their federation, my federation( The IFBB), is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency( World Anti-Doping Agency) Code, and the The IFBB anti-doping rules are in full compliance with the 2015 WADA code.

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