a formal organization of people or groups of people
"he joined the Modern Language Association"
the act of consorting with or joining with others
"you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
"his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
association, connection, connexion(noun)
the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
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"
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"
(chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
(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
The act of associating.
The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
Origin: From associationem, from associare (perhaps via association).
the act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things
mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing
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
Origin: [Cf. F. association, LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.]
"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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'association' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #838
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'association' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1682
Rank popularity for the word 'association' in Nouns Frequency: #313
The numerical value of association in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of association in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's guilt by association.
An idea is a feat of association.
There is no association between this marker and Bill Ayers.
The National Rifle Association are the gun nuts of the world.
There is no such thing in this country as guilt by association.
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Translations for association
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- associacióCatalan, Valencian
- sdružení, asociaceCzech
- Verein, Assoziation, VerbandGerman
- 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
- cumann, comhchaidreamhIrish
- társítás, egyesület, asszociáció, társulatHungarian
- 連想, 関連付け, 協会Japanese
- vereniging, verbinding, associatieDutch
- foreiningNorwegian Nynorsk
- współpraca, stowarzyszenie, związekPolish
- organização, associação, associamentoPortuguese
- asociație, asociereRomanian
- сообщество, объединение, ассоциация, товарищество, соединение, союзRussian
- sällskap, koppling, förbund, sammanslutning, association, kår, klubb, förening, fSwedish
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