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  1. fed·er·a·tion
    IPA[ˌfedəˈrāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs:

      should the world be governed by a Pax Americana or by a democratic UN federation?
    • 2. an organization or group within which smaller divisions have some degree of internal autonomy:

      the best tag team in the World Wrestling Federation
    • 3. the action of forming states or organizations into a single group with centralized control:

      a first step in the federation of Europe
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: federation, plural noun: federations

    • noun

      a group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs:

      an organization or group within which smaller divisions have some degree of internal autonomy:

    • official name for Russia
    • official name for Russia
    • noun

      a style of Australian architecture popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries:
    • noun

      an early-maturing variety of wheat:
    • a federation of North American labor unions, merged in 1955 with the Congress of Industrial Organizations to form the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO).
    • a federation of North American trade unions, merged in 1955 with the Congress of Industrial Organizations to form the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO).
    • an association of trade unions founded in 1945, with headquarters in Prague. In 1949 most of the representatives from non-Communist countries withdrew and founded the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; the WFTU is now composed largely of groups from developing countries.
    • official name of St. Kitts and Nevis
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