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.

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

  2. associationnoun

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

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

  3. associationnoun

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

    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

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

  2. Associationnoun

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

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

  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

    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. Paul Hunter:

    Whilst association does not necessarily mean causation it is difficult to escape the conclusion that celebrations around the Euros have been an important factor in driving up the epidemic in the U.K..

  2. Yale Law School:

    Yale University and Yale Law School have strong free speech protections, and no student is investigated or sanctioned for protected speech. When the Law School receives complaints about offensive communications, the Dean of Students routinely tries to help students talk to one another and resolve their disagreements within the community, at no time was any disciplinary investigation launched or disciplinary action taken in this matter. While any person may report concerns about a lawyers’ character and fitness to the Bar, the Law School has a longstanding policy of reporting only formal disciplinary action to the Bar Association. Any media reporting to the contrary is false.

  3. Maria Mountis:

    For people with heart failure, the American Heart Association recommends eating 1,500 to 2,000 mg sodium per day, eating a single hot dog could have up to 1,000 mg of sodium so eating in moderation is important.

  4. Wayne LaPierre:

    National Rifle Association is well governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance.

  5. Haley Cavinder:

    This is a big switch for all student-athletes, being able to use your name, image and likeness is something we all deserve, and I'm really thankful National Collegiate Athletic Association is finally passing this.

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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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