What does federation mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word federation.

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Federation

    A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing provinces, states, or other regions under a central federal government (federalism). In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states, as well as the division of power between them and the central government, is typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision, neither by the component states nor the federal political body. Alternatively, a federation is a form of government in which sovereign power is formally divided between a central authority and a number of constituent regions so that each region retains some degree of control over its internal affairs. It is often argued that federal states where the central government has overriding powers are not truly federal states. For example, such overriding powers may include: the constitutional authority to suspend a constituent state's government by invoking gross mismanagement or civil unrest, or to adopt national legislation that overrides or infringes on the constituent states' powers by invoking the central government's constitutional authority to ensure "peace and good government" or to implement obligations contracted under an international treaty. The governmental or constitutional structure found in a federation is considered to be federalist, or to be an example of federalism. It can be considered the opposite of another system, the unitary state. France, for example, has been unitary for many centuries. The Austrian Empire was a unitary state with crown lands, after the transformation into the Austria-Hungary monarchy the remaining crown lands of so-called Cisleithania became federated as Länder of the Republic of Austria through the implementation of its constitution. Germany, with its 16 states, or Länder, is an example of a federation. Federations are often multi-ethnic and cover a large area of territory (such as Russia, the United States, Canada, India, or Brazil), but neither is necessarily the case (such as Saint Kitts and Nevis or the Federated States of Micronesia). Several ancient chiefdoms and kingdoms, such as the 4th-century BCE League of Corinth, Noricum in Central Europe, and the Iroquois Confederacy in pre-Columbian North America, could be described as federations or confederations. The Old Swiss Confederacy was an early example of formal non-unitary statehood. Several colonies and dominions in the New World consisted of autonomous provinces, transformed to federal states upon independence such as the United States, and various countries in Latin America (see Spanish American wars of independence). Some of the New World federations failed; the Federal Republic of Central America broke up into independent states less than 20 years after its founding. Others, such as Argentina, have shifted between federal, confederal, and unitary systems, before settling into federalism. Brazil became a federation only after the fall of the monarchy, and Venezuela became a federation after the Federal War. Australia and Canada are also federations. Germany is another nation-state that has switched between confederal, federal and unitary rules, since the German Confederation was founded in 1815. The North German Confederation, the succeeding German Empire and the Weimar Republic were federations. Founded in 1922, the Soviet Union was formally a federation of Soviet republics, autonomous republics and other federal subjects, though in practice highly centralized under the government of the Soviet Union. The Russian Federation has inherited a similar system. India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Malaysia (then Federation of Malaya) became federations on or shortly before becoming independent from the British Empire. In some recent cases, federations have been instituted as a measure to handle ethnic conflict within a state, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Iraq since 2005. With the United States Constitution having become effective on 4 March 1789, the United States is the oldest surviving federation, while the newest federation is Nepal, after its constitution went into effect on 20 September 2015.

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  1. federation

    A federation is a form of government where power and responsibilities are divided between a central government and a series of constituent regions, states, or provinces. These sub-units retain a degree of political autonomy, but are bound together under the overarching federal government. Examples of federations include the United States, Australia, and Russia.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Sergey Lavrov:

    Kyiv is becoming increasingly insolent in its aggressiveness towards the Minsk agreements, the Russian Federation, and in its attempts to provoke the West to support its military ambitions.

  2. Mohamed Yousef:

    People watch satellite channels and look on the internet and that has changed the culture and given new courage to women in the past few years to pick up boxing gloves, the Sudan Boxing Federation asked us put more emphasis on girls to encourage them to continue in the sport.

  3. Paul Whelan:

    We call for the Russian Federation to immediately release Mr. Gershkovich, we also call on Russia to release wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan.

  4. Sergio Cabral:

    Nuzman came to me and said, Sergio, I want tell you about the president of the International Athletics Federation, IAAF, Lamine Diack, he's someone who is open to taking bribes.

  5. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley:

    The good news is our party actually has ideas. Our party actually has solutions. (The Republican Party) does not, and I think we're hurting ourselves if we try to limit debate, what is this? The World Wrestling Federation? This is the Democratic Party, and we need to have a democratic debate about the solutions that will actually serve America's families.

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