[fed-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌfɛd əˈreɪ ʃən/
the act of or uniting in a league.
the formation of a political unity, with a central government, by a number of separate states, each of which retains control of its own internal affairs.
a league or confederacy.
a body formed by a number of nations, states, societies, unions, etc., each retaining control of its own internal affairs.
the act of federating
the union of several provinces, states, etc, to form a federal union
a political unit formed in such a way
any league, alliance, or confederacy
a union of several parties, groups, etc
any association or union for common action
the Federation, the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901
a style of domestic architecture of that period, characterized by red brick, terracotta roof tiles, sinuous curves, and heavy window frames
1721, “union by agreement,” from French fédération, from Late Latin foederationem (nominative foederatio), noun of action from Latin foederare “league together,” from foedus “covenant, league” (genitive foederis); see federal.
noun 1. a former grouping of British territories in S Africa for administrative purposes (1953–63): composed of Southern and Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. noun 1. . noun 1. a federation (1953–63) of Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland
noun 1. (def 2).
- Federation wheat
noun 1. (Austral) an early-maturing drought-resistant variety of wheat developed by William Farrar in 1902
[fi-brif-er-uh s] /fɪˈbrɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. producing fever.