federation

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See also: fédération

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fédération, from Late Latin foederatio, from Latin foederare; equivalent to federate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌfɛdəˈɹeɪʃn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

federation (countable and uncountable, plural federations)

  1. Act of joining together into a single political entity.
    It is 106 years since federation.
  2. Array of nations or states that are unified under one central authority which is elected by its members.
    Synonyms: federal state; see also Thesaurus:federal country
  3. Any society or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.
  4. (computing, telecommunications) A collection of network or telecommunication providers that offer interoperability.

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federation (not comparable)

  1. (Australia) Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.
    We live in a federation house.
    • 2000, Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein Smith, Marivic Wyndham, A History of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, page 221,
      The Federation house claimed a unique place in architecture, even if it offended architects.
    • 2002, Andrew Swaffer, Katrina O'Brien, Darroch Donald, Australia: Handbook, page 754,
      Five Chimneys, 15 Maria St, T8563 0240. Comfortable accomodation [sic] in large federation house, spa, swimming pool.
    • 2010, Adrian Franklin, Collecting the 20th Century, page 27,
      Plaster kookaburras from the 1930s would still look good in a nature-themed Federation house; h27 cm.

Danish[edit]

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federation c (singular definite federationen, plural indefinite federationer)

  1. unofficial form of of føderation

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federation c

  1. federation; an array of states or nations

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Declension of federation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative federation federationen federationer federationerna
Genitive federations federationens federationers federationernas

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