What does federation mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word federation.

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

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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. Prince Ali:

    The world's game deserves a world-class governing body an international federation that is a service organization and a model of ethics, transparency and good governance.

  2. Wilmar Valdez:

    The committee will remain composed of the national federation presidents who are carrying out the roles, its make-up will likely change in January.

  3. Patrice Clos:

    We have decided that each match day in the towns concerned the federation would call strikes, it was decided that as this law touches on the economy of the workers, that we would hit the economy of the Euros ... until it is withdrawn.

  4. Issa Hayatou:

    Tokyo Sexwale represents South Africa which is a great ally of CAF, we can't be at odds with him but if he withdraws... we are not against Sexwale but we are waiting for the decision of his own federation who say his campaign has been too low-profile.

  5. Bob Menendez:

    The law clearly mandates sanctions penalties for 'significant transactions' with the Russian Federation's defense and intelligence sectors, which would clearly include the delivery of an S-400 system.

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