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Federal is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- (usually before a noun) The federal government is the main country-wide government in a country where there are also state or provincial governments.
- The federal government has said that it will not increase payments to the provinces.
- While education is a federal issue in countries like Japan, it is more local in countries like Canada or the U.S.
- Federal taxes will increase next year.