Federation (disambiguation)

Use in political science

  • Federation
    A federation , also known as a federal state, is a type of sovereign state characterized by a union of partially self-governing states or regions united by a central government...

    , a state governed under the system of federalism
    Federalism is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to describe a system of the government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and...

    • Federated school
      Federated school
      An affiliated school is an educational institution that operates independently, but also has a formal collaborative agreement with another, usually larger institution that may have some level of control or influence over its academic policies, standards or programs.While a university may have one...

      , a model of governance used by some educational institutions which is also analogous to a political federation
    • Federation of Australia
      Federation of Australia
      The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia formed one nation...

      , 1901 – a historical event in the History of Australia
    • Non-governmental organizations, unions and other organisation called 'federations
      • World Wrestling Entertainment
        World Wrestling Entertainment
        World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales...

         formerly known as World Wrestling Federation, a professional wrestling promotion
      • American Federation of Teachers
        American Federation of Teachers
        The American Federation of Teachers is an American labor union founded in 1916 that represents teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff, and nurses and other healthcare professionals...

      • National Wildlife Federation
        National Wildlife Federation
        The National Wildlife Federation is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over four million members and supporters, and 48 state and territorial affiliated organizations...

         in the USA
      • Community Health Charities of America
        Community Health Charities of America
        Community Health Charities of America is non profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. CHCA works to improve the lives of people affected by a disability or chronic disease by uniting caring donors in the workplace with credible national and community based health charities...

      • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
        International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
        The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a humanitarian institution that is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement along with the ICRC and 186 distinct National Societies...

    • Fictional federations
      • United Federation of Planets
        United Federation of Planets
        The United Federation of Planets, also known as "The Federation" is a fictional interplanetary federal republic depicted in the Star Trek television series and motion pictures...

        , a fictional federation in Star Trek
      • Terran Federation (Blake's 7)
        Terran Federation (Blake's 7)
        The Terran Federation, sometimes simply called The Federation, is the primary stellar government featured in the British Blake's 7 science-fiction television series of the late 1970s...

        , the fictional totalitarian government centred on Earth in the British television series Blake's 7
      • Argon Federation, a fictional race of human descendants in the X computer game series
      • The Earth Federation
        Earth Federation
        The is a fictional organization in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam anime series. The name also made a reappearance outside of the Gundam series in following media.* Godzilla vs...

        , a fictional governing body of the Universal Century Gundam anime series
      • The Terran Federation (Starship Troopers) and United Citizens' Federation from the novel and film Starship Troopers
      • Trade Federation
        Trade Federation
        The Trade Federation is a fictional organization in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. It appears in the franchise's three prequel movies and the Star Wars Expanded Universe...

        , a fictional alliance in Star Wars
      • The Galactic Federation, a fictional organisation featured in the Doctor Who serials The Curse of Peladon
        The Curse of Peladon
        The Curse of Peladon is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 29 January to 19 February 1972.-Synopsis:...

         and The Monster of Peladon
        The Monster of Peladon
        The Monster of Peladon is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 23 March to 27 April 1974.-Synopsis:...

      • The Galactic Federation is the main governing body in the Metroid video game series
      • The Federation (Shannara)
        The Federation (Shannara)
        The Federation is a fictional organization from the Shannara series by Terry Brooks.-Original Shannara Trilogy:In the aftermath of the Third War of the Races and Shea Ohmsford's defeat of the Warlock Lord, the cities of the deep Southland realized how close they had come to annihilation...

         is the main government of the humans in the Southland

Use in information science

  • Federation (information technology)
    Federation (information technology)
    A Federation is multiple computing and/or network providers agreeing upon standards of operation in a collective fashion. The term may be used when describing the inter-operation of two distinct, formally disconnected, telecommunications networks that may have different internal structures...

    , the standardization of information systems, or their means of inter-connection
    • Federated identity
      Federated identity
      A federated identity in information technology is the means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems....

      , many (generally un-federated) methods of allowing user's data in one system to be transferred to, and used by, another

Other uses

  • Federation architecture
    Federation architecture
    Federation architecture refers to the architectural style in Australia, which was prevalent from around 1890 to 1920. The period refers to the Federation of Australia on 1 January 1901, when the Australian colonies collectively became the Commonwealth of Australia...

    , an Australian architectural style (c. 1890 - c. 1915)
  • Federation II
    Federation II
    Federation II is an online text-based game also known as Federation 2 or Fed2, designed and programmed by Alan Lenton and developed by IBGames that centers on the intergalactic trade and economy in the distant future. The game was originally launched in 2003, but started attracting larger crowds...

    , a text-based online RPG.
  • The Federation (band)
    The Federation (band)
    The Federation is a hip-hop group from Fairfield, California, part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The group consist of Doonie Baby , Stressmatic, and Goldie Gold, along with their producer Rick Rock...

    , a Bay Area hip-hop collective
  • sports federation
  • Federated Department Stores, now known as Macy's, Inc.
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