Federation vs Empire - What's the difference?

federation | empire |

As a noun federation

is federation.

As a verb empire is



Alternative forms



(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.



    (wikipedia empire)


    (en noun)
  • A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  • A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  • A state ruled by an emperor.
  • An expansive and wealthy corporation.
  • the McDonald's fast food empire

    Derived terms

    * American Empire * British Empire * First French Empire * German Empire * Holy Roman Empire * Portuguese Empire * Roman Empire * Second French Empire * Spanish Empire * empirehood * global empire * colonial empire


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