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as·so·ci·a·tion

 (ə-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
n.
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.
3.
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.

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

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
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'That the Corresponding Society of the Pickwick Club is therefore hereby constituted; and that Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., Tracy Tupman, Esq., M.P.C., Augustus Snodgrass, Esq., M.P.C., and Nathaniel Winkle, Esq., M.P.C., are hereby nominated and appointed members of the same; and that they be requested to forward, from time to time, authenticated accounts of their journeys and investigations, of their observations of character and manners, and of the whole of their adventures, together with all tales and papers to which local scenery or associations may give rise, to the Pickwick Club, stationed in London.
It is a kind of assemblage of societies that constitute a new one, capable of increasing, by means of new associations, till they arrive to such a degree of power as to be able to provide for the security of the united body."
"There is no good side--none at least of which you can have any knowledge; for you cannot appreciate the efforts of industry, the achievements of enterprise, or the discoveries of science: narrowness of education and obscurity of position quite incapacitate you from understanding these points; and as to historical and poetical associations, I will not insult you, mademoiselle, by supposing that you alluded to such humbug."
Pitched battles had been fought with the small armies of armed strike-breakers* put in the field by the employers' associations; the Black Hundreds, appearing in scores of wide-scattered places, had destroyed property; and, in consequence, a hundred thousand regular soldiers of the United States has been called out to put a frightful end to the whole affair.
John, white robes are given to the redeemed, and the four-and-twenty elders stand clothed in white before the great white throne, and the Holy One that sitteth there white like wool; yet for all these accumulated associations, with whatever is sweet, and honorable, and sublime, there yet lurks an elusive something in the innermost idea of this hue, which strikes more of panic to the soul than that redness which affrights in blood.
Some intense associations of a most distressing nature were vividly recalled, I think.
Eevery Saturday night the Clover Leaf Social Club gave a hop in the hall of the Give and Take Athletic Association on the East Side.
He looked into his sickly, consumptive face, and he was more and more sorry for him, and he could not force himself to listen to what his brother was telling him about the association. He saw that this association was a mere anchor to save him from self-contempt.
Were you a member of the Women's Press Association?"
A new association of British merchants was therefore formed, to prosecute the trade in this direction.
It ended in the ruin of most of the partners of the Northwest Company; and the merging of the relics of that establishment, in 1821, in the rival association. From that time, the Hudson's Bay Company enjoyed a monopoly of the Indian trade from the coast of the Pacific to the Rocky Mountains, and for a considerable extent north and south.
In so far as the attainment of the one object of my life might yet depend on my personal association with Miserrimus Dexter, an insurmountable obstacle appeared to be now placed in my way.

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