What does association mean?

Definitions for association
əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-as·so·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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Associationnoun

    Etymology: from associate.

    The church being a society, hath the self-same original grounds, which other politick societies have; the natural inclination which all men have unto sociable life, and consent to some certain bond of association; which bond is the law that appointeth what kind of order they shall be associated in. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    This could not be done but with mighty opposition: against which, to strengthen themselves, they secretly entered into a league of association. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God; and, by making you his partner, interests you in all his happiness. Boyle.

    Association of ideas is of great importance, and may be of excellent use. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    The changes of corporeal things are to be placed only in the various separations, and new associations and motions of these permanent particles. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

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. The AFC:

    The AFC can confirm that DPR Korea Football Association sent an official letter to withdraw from the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020 Asian Qualifiers Final Round.

  2. Robert Steinbrook:

    Recent research, including the new study being published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has convincingly shown an association between industry payments to physicians and the prescribing of brand-name drugs.

  3. Laura Schieve:

    We wanted to see if we would find the same association using a variety of different measures, we did find pretty large associations, much bigger than we thought.

  4. Behfar Ehdaie:

    If ejaculation frequency was truly a causal factor for prostate cancer development, we would expect to find the association across all prostate cancer risk categories.

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    When choosing a literal brand name, make sure it draws a clear association to the product or service you provide.

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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, yhdistyneisyys, yhdessäolo, liittolaisuus, kaveruus, järjestäytyminen, seuranpito, mielleyhtymä, liittyminen, järjestyneisyys, liittäminenFinnish
  • associationFrench
  • comhchaidreamh, cumannIrish
  • commynManx
  • egyesület, társítás, társulat, asszociációHungarian
  • 協会, 関連付け, 連想Japanese
  • ಸಂಘKannada
  • consociatioLatin
  • persatuanMalay
  • assoċjazzjoniMaltese
  • verbinding, associatie, verenigingDutch
  • foreiningNorwegian Nynorsk
  • foreningNorwegian
  • współpraca, związek, stowarzyszeniePolish
  • associação, organização, associamentoPortuguese
  • asociație, asociereRomanian
  • объединение, ассоциация, союз, сообщество, соединение, товариществоRussian
  • förening, koppling, f, klubb, sällskap, kår, association, sammanslutning, förbundSwedish
  • 协会Chinese

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