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noun [countable]     federation pronunciation in American English
/ˌfedəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a country made up of individual states with the power to make their own decisions, but with a national government responsible for areas such as foreign policy and defense

    the Russian Federation

 
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