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 (ə-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
1. The act of associating or being connected with: My parents disapproved of my association with my friends from across town.
2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
a. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations: My therapist helped me examine my association of food with comfort.
b. The act of expressing a link or connection between two things: "The media's association of visa overstayers with illegality is so strong and common as to shape public attitudes towards them" (Junya Morooka).
4. A correlation or causal connection: There is a definite association of exercise with improved health.
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.


relating to association or alliance or an association, alliance or affiliation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.associational - of or relating to associations or associationism
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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Focussing on the tensions between Hindus and Muslims in modern-day India, Varshney demonstrates the significant variation in levels of communal violence in different Indian cities and identifies associational ties at the local level as a critical factor underlying this variation (2001a, 2002).
A global associational revolution is under way around the world," said Salamon, "and it is transforming our approach to public problems and stimulating new forms of citizen involvement.
1) Although the Constitution grants state legislatures broad power to regulate the manner in which elections are conducted, (2) the Court has held that regulations imposing severe burdens on associational rights are subject to strict judicial scrutiny.
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Every generation should assume its role in the associational work," he said.
The foundation claimed that it met the associational test and should be deemed a church because its members participated in sermons by listening together on the radio and the Internet at set times.
In his final chapter on civic participation, as expressed in associational life, Werner reiterates his argument.
He also urges practitioners "to strengthen their innovation muscles," citing research that highlights how successful innovators tend to excel at associational thinking, and at such discovery skills as questioning, observing, exploring, and networking.
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It emphasizes not only 'national elites, political parties, elections, and the state' but also 'the movement toward social equality, local liberties, associational life, and ethnic and religious tolerance as crucial components of the democratization process' (p.
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