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Meaning of “confederation” in the English Dictionary

"confederation" in British English

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confederationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /kənˌfed.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
an ​organization consisting of different ​groups of ​peopleworking together for ​business or ​politicalreasons: the Confederation of British Industry
(Definition of confederation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"confederation" in American English

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confederationnoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˌfed·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ (also confederacy,  /kənˈfed·ə·rə·si/ )
politics & government a ​group of ​countries, ​organizations, or ​people who have ​joined together for ​economic or ​politicalreasons: [C] a ​union confederation politics & government Cdn Confederation is the ​joining of ​regions that had been British to ​create the ​independentcountry of Canada.
(Definition of confederation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"confederation" in Business English

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confederationnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˌfedəˈreɪʃən/
an ​organization consisting of different ​groups of ​people, countries, or ​companiesworking together for ​business or ​political reasons: Never before has a confederation of ​smallbusinesses so seriously ​challenged the onslaught of ​big discounters. the Confederation of Paper Industries, also known as ​CPI
(Definition of confederation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “confederation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同盟,联盟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同盟,聯盟…
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