federal

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Federal is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈfɛdərəl/ or /ˈfɛdrəl/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
federal

Comparative
more federal

Superlative
most federal

  1. (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.