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Federation can refer to:
Use in political science
- Federation, a state governed under the system of federalism
- Federated school, a model of governance used by some educational institutions which is also analogous to a political federation
- Federation of Australia, 1901 – a historical event in the History of Australia
- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland an African nation in existence from 1953-1963
- Federation of Malaya an Asian nation that existed from 31 January 1948 until 16 September 1963
- Non-governmental organizations, unions and other organisation called 'federations'
- World Wrestling Entertainment formerly known as World Wrestling Federation, a professional wrestling promotion
- American Federation of Teachers
- National Wildlife Federation in the USA
- Community Health Charities of America
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Fictional federations
- United Federation of Planets, the fictional federation governing the majority of the known Milky Way Galaxy in Star Trek
- Terran Federation (Blake's 7), the fictional totalitarian government centred on Earth in the British television series Blake's 7
- The Earth Federation, a fictional governing body of the Universal Century Gundam anime series
- The Terran Federation (Starship Troopers) and United Citizens' Federation from the novel and film Starship Troopers
- Trade Federation, a fictional alliance in Star Wars
- The Galactic Federation, a fictional organisation featured in the Doctor Who serials The Curse of Peladon and The Monster of Peladon
- The Galactic Federation is the main governing body in the Metroid video game series
- The Federation (Shannara) is the main government of the humans in the Southland
Use in information science
- Federation (information technology), the standardization of information systems, or their means of inter-connection
- Federated identity, many (generally un-federated) methods of allowing user's data in one system to be transferred to, and used by, another
- Federation architecture, an Australian architectural style (c. 1890 - c. 1915)
- Federation II, a text-based online RPG.
- The Federation (band), a Bay Area hip-hop collective
- sports federation
- Federated Department Stores, now known as Macy's, Inc.
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