What does Association mean?

Definitions for Association
əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-Asso·ci·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. associationnoun

    a formal organization of people or groups of people

    "he joined the Modern Language Association"

  2. associationnoun

    the act of consorting with or joining with others

    "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"

  3. associationnoun

    the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination

    "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"

  4. association, connection, connexionnoun

    the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

    "conditioning is a form of learning by association"

  5. affiliation, association, tie, tie-upnoun

    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"

  6. associationnoun

    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"

  7. associationnoun

    (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding

  8. associationnoun

    (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

Wiktionary

  1. associationnoun

    The act of associating.

  2. associationnoun

    The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.

  3. associationnoun

    A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.

  4. Etymology: From associationem, from associare (perhaps via association).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Associationnoun

    the act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things

  2. Associationnoun

    mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing

  3. Associationnoun

    union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. association, LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.]

Freebase

  1. Association

    "Association" in psychology refers to a connection between conceptual entities or mental states that results from the similarity between those states or their proximity in space or time. The idea stems from Plato and Aristotle, especially with regard to the succession of memories, and it was carried on by philosophers such as John Locke, David Hume, David Hartley, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, and Alexander Bain. It finds its place in modern psychology in such areas as conditioning and in neural network models of memory.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Association

    A functional relationship between psychological phenomena of such nature that the presence of one tends to evoke the other; also, the process by which such a relationship is established.

Editors Contribution

  1. association

    A group or organisation of people with a focused purpose.

    The association of licensed hauliers worked together to improve their service.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Association' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #838

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Association' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1682

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Association' in Nouns Frequency: #313

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Association in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Association in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Association in a Sentence

  1. Claudio Maierovitch:

    We based our response on the scientific knowledge available, that Zika caused a mild illness without major complications, but as soon as we saw that there was an association with microcephaly, we reacted in record time.

  2. Janet Jackson:

    Guilty by association, guess that's what they call it, right ?

  3. Richard Ebeling:

    Who is the fascist? Individualism and the political philosophy of limited government is not only inconsistent with but is the exact opposite of fascism and Nazism. Under fascism and Nazism, the state reigns supreme with absolute power over everyone and all forms of property. It can well be asked: who is the fascist, when the president of the United States and many Democrats and Republicans in congress call for expanded authority for the FBI and other federal security agencies to intrude into the lives of the American citizenry? Who is the fascist, when the call is made for increased power for the FBI to undertake “roving wiretapping” or have easier access to the telephone and credit-card records of the general population? Who is the fascist, when the proposal is made to make it easier for the FBI to investigate and infiltrate any political organization or association because the government views it as a potential terrorist danger?

  4. This YETI:

    ( If) YETI can't stand behind the National Rifle Association, I ain't standing behind This YETI no more.

  5. George Savva:

    For the urological and antidepressants, there's quite a clear association between their long-term use and dementia incidence...( and) for anti-Parkinson's medications, the risk is there, but there's far fewer of those prescriptions in the database, so there's a lot less certainty, but it's difficult to generalize across patients, and it's difficult to talk about an individual because this is a population average risk and it depends very much on the patient.

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Translations for Association

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  • جمعيةArabic
  • associacióCatalan, Valencian
  • sdružení, asociaceCzech
  • Verein, Verband, AssoziationGerman
  • σύνδεσμοςGreek
  • asociiĝoEsperanto
  • asociaciónSpanish
  • yhteys, ystävystyminen, jäsenyys, seurustelu, kumppanuus, järjestö, ystävyys, yhtyminen, assosiaatio, yhdistys, liittoutuminen, yhdistyminen, toveruus, yhdistäminen, yhteen liittyminen, järjestäytyneisyys, seuranpito, liittolaisuus, yhdessäolo, kaveruus, järjestäytyminen, järjestyneisyys, liittyminen, mielleyhtymä, liittäminen, yhdistyneisyysFinnish
  • associationFrench
  • comhchaidreamh, cumannIrish
  • commynManx
  • társulat, társítás, egyesület, asszociációHungarian
  • 関連付け, 連想, 協会Japanese
  • consociatioLatin
  • persatuanMalay
  • assoċjazzjoniMaltese
  • verbinding, associatie, verenigingDutch
  • foreiningNorwegian Nynorsk
  • foreningNorwegian
  • współpraca, stowarzyszenie, związekPolish
  • associamento, organização, associaçãoPortuguese
  • asociere, asociațieRomanian
  • объединение, ассоциация, сообщество, соединение, товарищество, союзRussian
  • förening, koppling, f, klubb, sällskap, kår, association, sammanslutning, förbundSwedish
  • 协会Chinese

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