What does Association mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. association(noun)

    a formal organization of people or groups of people

    "he joined the Modern Language Association"

  2. association(noun)

    the act of consorting with or joining with others

    "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"

  3. association(noun)

    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, connexion(noun)

    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-up(noun)

    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. association(noun)

    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. association(noun)

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

  8. association(noun)

    (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. association(Noun)

    The act of associating.

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

  2. association(Noun)

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

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

  3. association(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Association(noun)

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

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

  2. Association(noun)

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

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

  3. Association(noun)

    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

    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

How to pronounce Association?

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How to say Association in sign language?

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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. Diane Rwigara:

    Tony Ndasingwa don't have to be involved in politics to be prosecuted. They only need to see Tony Ndasingwa with an opposition member they don't like, they come after Tony Ndasingwa. Basically Tony Ndasingwa are prosecuted and presumed guilty by association.

  2. John McCain:

    The other organizations - Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer - should also conduct an audit and return the money or donate Major League Baseball to service members, veterans and their families.

  3. Joe Torre:

    Determining where to draw the line between an illegal slide and a legitimate hard play is an extremely difficult call for our umpires, we have been in discussions with the Players Association throughout the year regarding potential rule changes to better protect middle infielders, and we intend to continue those discussions this offseason.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    St. Andrews, Scotland, is one pf the most beautiful and scenic places that I have lived in. It's an amazing experience of my life. The University of St. Andrews is the oldest and most prestigeous University in Scotland, now more than 600 years old. I am proud of my past association with St. Andrews, and The University of St. Andrews....the best memories of my education in the United Kingdom.

  5. Hannah Arendt:

    When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions.

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Translations for Association

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  • جمعيةArabic
  • associacióCatalan, Valencian
  • sdružení, asociaceCzech
  • Verein, Assoziation, VerbandGerman
  • σύνδεσμοςGreek
  • asociiĝoEsperanto
  • asociaciónSpanish
  • ystävystyminen, yhdistyneisyys, seuranpito, järjestäytyminen, järjestyneisyys, mielleyhtymä, yhdessäolo, liittolaisuus, kaveruus, liittyminen, liittäminen, yhteys, jäsenyys, seurustelu, kumppanuus, järjestö, ystävyys, yhtyminen, assosiaatio, yhdistys, liittoutuminen, yhdistyminen, toveruus, yhdistäminen, yhteen liittyminen, järjestäytyneisyysFinnish
  • associationFrench
  • cumann, comhchaidreamhIrish
  • commynManx
  • társítás, egyesület, asszociáció, társulatHungarian
  • 連想, 関連付け, 協会Japanese
  • persatuanMalay
  • assoċjazzjoniMaltese
  • vereniging, verbinding, associatieDutch
  • foreiningNorwegian Nynorsk
  • foreningNorwegian
  • współpraca, stowarzyszenie, związekPolish
  • organização, associação, associamentoPortuguese
  • asociație, asociereRomanian
  • сообщество, объединение, ассоциация, товарищество, соединение, союзRussian
  • sällskap, koppling, förbund, sammanslutning, association, kår, klubb, förening, fSwedish
  • 协会Chinese

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