Meaning of “confederation” in the English Dictionary

"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 ]

/kənˌfedəˈreɪʃən/ uk us

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)

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