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"confederation" in British English

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confederationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /kənˌfed.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /kənˌfed.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
an organization consisting of different groups of people working together for business or political reasons: 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 political reasons: [C] a union confederation
politics & government Cdn Confederation is the joining of regions that had been British to create the independent country 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 companies working together for business or political reasons: Never before has a confederation of small businesses 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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