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Federation    (2VTW)

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EA Meta Term suggested by Ira Grossman    (2VTY)

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Business Definition    (2VU1)

A form of government in which powers and functions are divided between a central government and a number of political subdivisions that have a significant degree of political autonomy    (2VU2)

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Federation,” Glossary of Geography”, http://www.geographic.org/glossary.html#TOP Accessed June 29, 2005    (2VU4)

Technical Definition    (2VU5)

A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.    (2VU6)

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Federation, “TheFreeDictionary”, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/federation , Accessed June 29, 2005    (2VU8)

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