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federation

noun
 
 
/ˌfedərˈeɪʃən/ POLITICS
[C] a group of organizations, regions, countries, etc. that have joined together to form a larger organization or government: a federation of states/companies/trade unions, etc. The United States is a federation of 50 individual states.
[U] the act of forming a federation: He's against European federation.the federation of states/companies/trade unions, etc. The federation of the six original Australian states took place in 1901.
→  See also labor federation
Translations of “federation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 同盟,聯盟, 聯邦, 結成聯邦…
in Russian федерация…
in Turkish federasyon, kuruluşlar/ülkeler/bölgeler birliği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同盟,联盟, 联邦, 结成联邦…
in Polish federacja…
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