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federation

noun
     
Related topics: Groupings, Organizations
fed‧e‧ra‧tion
1 [countable]SSO a group of organizations, clubs, or people that have joined together to form a single group:
the National Federation of Women's Institutes
2 [countable]PPG a group of states that have joined together to form a single group:
the Russian Federation
3 [uncountable]PPGSSO when groups of people, states etc join together to form a larger group

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