Federation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌfedəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word federation
Brit.  |fɛdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word federation


- an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
- a union of political organizations (syn: confederacy, confederation)
- 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


a federation of women's clubs

World Federation of Trade Unions

the National Federation of Women's Institutes

Water Pollution Control Federation

He hopes for the gradual disconnection from the federation.

The Federation was constituted in 1949.

The sovereignty of the Russian Federation shall apply to its entire territory.

We support the union of the environmental pressure groups into a federation.

The federation is formed of several autonomous republics.

Word forms

singular: federation
plural: federations
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