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English noun: federation

1. federation (group) an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

Narrower (hyponym)AFL, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations

2. federation (group) a union of political organizations

Synonymsconfederacy, confederation

Broader (hypernym)union

Narrower (hyponym)Creek Confederacy, Hanseatic League, nation

3. federation (act) the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

Broader (hypernym)constitution, establishment, formation, organisation, organization

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