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

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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. Mark Twain:

    We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.

  2. Professor Jacobson:

    This is an attempt not just to scare Black Law Students Association away from my course, but to scare Black Law Students Association away from speaking Black Law Students Association minds, and to create a faculty and student purity test, this isnt activism, its anti-intellectualism. I dont think it will work, and there will be a backlash.

  3. Natalie Muth:

    Kids who don't drink water are more likely to get their fluids elsewhere, all The American Heart Association takes is an extra 70 calories or so per day for a child to gain excess weight and be at risk for overweight or obesity.

  4. South Carolina:

    The International Association of Machinists has never, never believed in us.

  5. Seema Kumar:

    Our finding of sex-specific differences in the association between ADHD and obesity may be related to some extent to unique differences in the subtypes of ADHD seen in females compared to males.

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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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