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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fed-er-uh-liz-uh m]
    • /ˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm/
    • /ˈfed.ər.əl.ɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fed-er-uh-liz-uh m]
    • /ˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm/

Definitions of federalism word

  • noun federalism the federal principle of government. 1
  • noun federalism U.S. History. advocacy of the federal system of government. (initial capital letter) the principles of the Federalist party. 1
  • noun federalism The federal principle or system of government. 1
  • noun federalism system of state and national government 1
  • noun federalism centralized European government 1
  • uncountable noun federalism Federalism is belief in or support for a federal system of government, or this system itself. 0

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Origin of federalism

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; federal + -ism

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Parts of speech for Federalism


federalism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for federalism

noun federalism

  • unionism — the principle of union, especially trade unionism.
  • unitarianism — the beliefs, principles, and practices of Unitarians. Compare Unitarian Universalism.
  • republicanism — republican government.

Antonyms for federalism

noun federalism

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