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federation

noun uk   /ˌfed.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈreɪ-/
C1 [C] a group of organizations, countries, regions, etc. that have joined together to form a larger organization or government: the Russian federation [U] the act of forming a federation: The federation of the six original Australian states took place in 1901. He's against European federation.
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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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