What does association mean?

Definitions for association
əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-as·so·ci·a·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word association.

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. Queen Elizabeth second son:

    I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein, his suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure.

  2. Hannah Arendt:

    When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    Notwithstanding all Mr. Estrada's hard work and unanimous highly qualified rating by the American Bar Association, he has been subjected to a piñata confirmation process with which he we have all become familiar, the extreme left wing Washington groups to after judicial nominees like kids after a piñata. It is not specific to Mr. Estrada. They beat it and they beat it and they hope something comes out that they can crew and distort.

  4. National Review:

    Proposition 47 downgraded a variety of ‘non-serious, nonviolent crimes’ that had previously been considered felonies to misdemeanors…. A thief may now steal something under (a $950 limit) on a daily basis and it will never rise to felony status.… In the event that a perpetrator is pursued and apprehended, the consequence can be a small fine or a brief stay in jail. In reality, these repercussions are rare, outrage in these circumstances is apolitical…. ‘Every bicycle in our building has been stolen,’ says Karen Burns, president of a San Francisco condo association. ‘I’ve caught so many people stealing packages. They don’t care. They know nothing will happen to them. It’s crazy. It’s horrible. I feel like these people need to go to jail.’.

  5. 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.

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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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