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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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. 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.

  2. Albin Kurti:

    I pointed the pepper spray at the prime minister and the government because they created the 'association', the police just happened to be in the wrong place.

  3. President Trump:

    We’re all here at the courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president. The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.

  4. Emanuele Mancuso:

    Due to the climate of everything surrounding our golf tournament Shadow Cabaret has decided to cancel this event, we want to apologize to anyone that may have been offended by the tournament. Our intention was to raise money for a deserving local charity. Trump Doral, Trump Doral, has no association with our company outside of simply allowing us to rent the golf course.

  5. Adam Lankford:

    It's harder to quantify it, but I've been struck by research that shows that being famous is one of this generation's most important goals, it seems like Americans are growing in their desire for fame, and there is no doubt that that there is an association between media coverage that these offenders get and the likelihood that they will act.

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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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