Federation vs Confederate - What's the difference?

federation | confederate |

As nouns the difference between federation and confederate

is that federation is federation while confederate is a supporter or resident of the confederate states of america.

As an adjective confederate is

of or relating to the confederate states of america.

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(en noun)
  • Act of joining together into a single (l) (l).
  • It is 106 years since federation .
  • Array of (l) or states that are (l) under one central authority which is elected by its members.
  • Any (l) or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.
  • (computing, telecommunications) A collection of network or telecommunication providers that offer interoperability.
  • Adjective

    (Federation architecture) (-)
  • (Australia) Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.
  • We live in a federation house.
  • * 2000 , Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein Smith, Marivic Wyndham, A History of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific , page 221,
  • The Federation house claimed a unique place in architecture, even if it offended architects.
  • * 2002 , Andrew Swaffer, Katrina O'Brien, Darroch Donald, Australia: Handbook , page 754,
  • Five Chimneys', 15 Maria St, T8563 0240. Comfortable accomodation in large ' federation house , spa, swimming pool.
  • * 2010 , Adrian Franklin, Collecting the 20th Century , page 27,
  • Plaster kookaburras from the 1930s would still look good in a nature-themed Federation house; h27 cm.



    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • a member of a confederacy
  • an accomplice in a plot
  • * Macaulay
  • He found some of his confederates in gaol.
  • (psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
  • banded together; allied.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.


    * , Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12 *: Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng, *: Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas


  • To combine into a confederacy.
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