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as·so·ci·a·tion

 (ə-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
n.
1. The act of associating or the state of being associated.
2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
3.
a. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
b. A remembered or imagined feeling, emotion, idea, or sensation linked to a person, object, or idea.
4. A correlation or causal connection: the association of exercise with improved sleep.
5. Chemistry Any of various processes of combination, such as hydration, solvation, or complex-ion formation, depending on relatively weak chemical bonding.
6. Ecology A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.

as·so′ci·a′tion·al adj.

association

(əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən; -ʃɪ-)
n
1. a group of people having a common purpose or interest; a society or club
2. the act of associating or the state of being associated
3. friendship or companionship: their association will not last.
4. a mental connection of ideas, feelings, or sensations: association of revolution with bloodshed.
5. (Psychology) psychol the mental process of linking ideas so that the recurrence of one idea automatically recalls the other. See also free association
6. (Chemistry) chem the formation of groups of molecules and ions, esp in liquids, held together by weak chemical bonds
7. (Environmental Science) ecology a group of similar plants that grow in a uniform environment and contain one or more dominant species

as•so•ci•a•tion

(əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-)

n.
1. an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure.
2. the act of associating or the state of being associated.
3. connection; relationship.
4. the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, etc.; correlation of elements of perception, reasoning, or the like.
5. an idea, image, feeling, etc., suggested by or connected with something other than itself; an overtone or connotation.
6. a group of plants of one or more species living together under uniform environmental conditions and having a uniform and distinctive aspect.
7. a weak form of chemical bonding, as hydration.
[1525–35]
as•so`ci•a′tion•al, adj.

Association

 a group of persons to promote some idea, sport, or object. See also alliance, fellowship, league.

association

The technique of association involves reading out a list of words and encouraging subjects to respond with the first word coming to mind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.association - a formal organization of people or groups of peopleassociation - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
American Baptist Convention, Northern Baptist Convention - an association of Northern Baptists
Southern Baptist Convention - an association of Southern Baptists
cooperative - an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
fellowship, family - an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family"; "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"
chapter - a local branch of some fraternity or association; "he joined the Atlanta chapter"
American Legion - the largest organization of United States war veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW - an organization of United States war veterans
league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
secret society - a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
consortium, syndicate, pool - an association of companies for some definite purpose
professional association - an association of practitioners of a given profession
Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
legion - association of ex-servicemen; "the American Legion"
chamber of commerce - an association of businessmen to protect and promote business interests
institute - an association organized to promote art or science or education
sisterhood, sistership - an association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest
AARP, Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons - an association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens
National Association of Realtors - a United States association of real estate agents which follows a strict code of ethics
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
2.association - the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
social activity - activity considered appropriate on social occasions
fraternisation, fraternization - associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way; especially with an enemy
affiliation - the act of becoming formally connected or joined; "welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university"
3.association - the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
disassociation - the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination; "I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"
4.association - the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
colligation - the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
5.association - a social or business relationshipassociation - a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
relationship - a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
6.association - a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
7.association - (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bondingassociation - (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
hydration - the process of combining with water; usually reversible
solvation - a chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound
8.association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant speciesassociation - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
antibiosis - an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another

association

noun
3. connection, union, joining, linking, tie, mixing, relation, bond, pairing, combination, mixture, blend, identification, correlation, linkage, yoking, juxtaposition, lumping together, concomitance the association of the colour black with death

association

noun
2. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
3. A group of athletic teams that play each other:
4. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing:
Translations
تَرابُط مَعان، تَداعي أفْكارجَمْعِيَّةمُرافَقَه، مُصادَقَةناد، إتِّحاد
sdruženísvazasociacepřátelení
foreningpartnerskabsammenslutningtankeforbindelsevenskab
yhdistys
udruženje
egyesülettársítástársulás
félag, samtökfélagsskapurhugrenningatengsl
協会
협회
spájanie predstáv
društvozveza
association
กลุ่ม สมาคม
hiệp hội

association

[əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= act, partnership) → asociación f
in association withconjuntamente con
to form an association withasociarse con
2. (= organization) → sociedad f, asociación f
3. (= connection) → conexión f
association of ideasasociación f de ideas
4. associations (= memories) → recuerdos mpl
the name has unpleasant associationsel nombre trae recuerdos desagradables
the town has historic associationsla ciudad posee connotaciones históricas
B. CPD association football N (Brit) → fútbol m

association

[əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən] n
(= society) → association f
(= connotation) → association f
to have associations for sb (= connotations) → évoquer qch pour qn
to have associations with sth
Black has associations with death → On associe le noir avec la mort.
(= collaboration) → association f, collaboration f
in association with → en collaboration avec
his long association with Lee → sa longue association avec Leeassociation football n (British)football m

association

n
no pl (= associating: with people) → Verkehr m, → Umgang m; (= cooperation)Zusammenarbeit f; he has benefited from his association with user hat von seiner Beziehung zu uns profitiert; he has had a long association with the partyer hat seit langem Verbindung mit der Partei
(= organization)Verband m
(= connection in the mind)Assoziation f (→ with an +acc) (also Psych); association of ideasGedankenassoziation f; to have unpleasant associations for somebodyunangenehme Assoziationen bei jdm hervorrufen; to be found in association with somethingzusammen mit etw vorkommen; published in association with …in Zusammenarbeit mit … veröffentlicht; to be guilty/tainted by associationindirekt schuldig/betroffen sein; free association (Psych) → freie Assoziation

association

[əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃn] n (most senses) → associazione f
his association with her family → i suoi legami con la famiglia di lei
in association with → in collaborazione con
full of historic associations → ricco/a di reminiscenze storiche
the name has unpleasant associations → il nome è associato a qualcosa di spiacevole

associate

(əˈsəusieit) verb
1. to connect in the mind. He always associated the smell of tobacco with his father.
2. (usually with with) to join (with someone) in friendship or work. They don't usually associate (with each other) after office hours.
(-et) adjective
1. having a lower position or rank. an associate professor.
2. joined or connected. associate organizations.
noun
a colleague or partner; a companion.
association noun
1. a club, society etc.
2. a friendship or partnership.
3. a connection in the mind. The house had associations with her dead husband.
in association with
together with. We are acting in association with the London branch of our firm.

association

جَمْعِيَّة sdružení forening Verband συνεργασία asociación yhdistys association udruženje associazione 協会 협회 vereniging forening stowarzyszenie associação общество association กลุ่ม สมาคม birlik hiệp hội 协会

as·so·ci·a·tion

n. asociación, sociedad, unión.

association

n (psych, etc.) asociación f; free — asociación libre
References in classic literature ?
She became obsessed with the thought that it wanted but a courageous act on her part to make all of her association with people some- thing quite different, and that it was possible by such an act to pass into a new life as one opens a door and goes into a room.
Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
He would get active in the union again, and perhaps try to get an office, as he, Harper, had; he would tell all his friends the good points of Doyle, the Republican nominee, and the bad ones of the "sheeny"; and then Scully would furnish a meeting place, and he would start the "Young Men's Republican Association," or something of that sort, and have the rich brewer's best beer by the hogshead, and fireworks and speeches, just like the War Whoop League.
She was, as he knew, wholly, and without any possibility of help or redress, in his hands; and yet so it is, that the most brutal man cannot live in constant association with a strong female influence, and not be greatly controlled by it.
It was not only that there was something akin to association and intimacy in drinking next, but there was the fearful joy of meeting her in transit and receiving a cold and disdainful look from her wonderful eyes.
To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,--to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,--DANIEL O'CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mighti- est champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
From the day she left I was no longer the same: with her was gone every settled feeling, every association that had made Lowood in some degree a home to me.
Scarcely were these words uttered when I recollected the association of Heathcliff's with Catherine's name in the book, which had completely slipped from my memory, till thus awakened.
Surely, the grand old Bible name -- suggestive of a sad and somber dignity; recalling, in its first association, mournful ideas of penitence and seclusion -- had been here, as events had turned out, inappropriately bestowed?
I do not think," said Doctor Manette with the firmness of self-conviction, "that anything but the one train of association would renew it.
Every barn in the neighbourhood, every stone in the church, and every foot of the churchyard, had some association of its own, in my mind, connected with these books, and stood for some locality made famous in them.
Her reverting to this tone as if our association were forced upon us and we were mere puppets, gave me pain; but everything in our intercourse did give me pain.

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