Definitions of federation

  1. a union of political organizations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an organization formed by merging several groups or parties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of uniting in a league; confederation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A league or union with a central government. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Federative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A league; confederacy; compact. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of uniting under a federal government; a federated body; league. . The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Confederation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A league; a union for purposes of government. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A company that is made of smaller companies that bring issues to the attention of members. Each one had control of its own business. thelawdictionary.org
  13. The establishment of some or all of businessagreements, cryptographic trust and user identifiers orattributes across security and policy domains to enable moreseamless business interaction.As web services promise to enable integration betweenbusiness partners through loose coupling at the applicationand messaging layer, federation does so at the identitymanagement layer, insulating each domain from the details ofthe others' authentication and authorization. Key to thisloose coupling at the identity management layer arestandardized mechanisms and formats for the communication ofidentity information between the domains. SAML is one suchstandard. foldoc_fs
  14. Federating, whence federationist (2) n.; federated society, esp. federal empire or group of States; imperial f. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. The act of uniting in a league;—a league; a confederacy. Cabinet Dictionary