• IPA: /ˌfɛdəˈɹeɪʃn̩/


  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.
  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, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=QJQcvoXs6QYC&pg=PA221&dq=%22federation+house%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Gi5OT8yZJ6aOiAea4JBK&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22federation%20house%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=QoHSDeFFetMC&pg=PA754&dq=%22federation+house%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Gi5OT8yZJ6aOiAea4JBK&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22federation%20house%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Jsmr9T0uIncC&pg=PA27&dq=%22federation+house%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VjFOT9G5GPGiiAec8vFb&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22federation%20house%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 27],
      Plaster kookaburras from the 1930s would still look good in a nature-themed Federation house; h27 cm.

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