Association meaning

ə-sō'sē-ā'shən, -shē-
The definition of an association is a relationship with an individual, group or organization.

An example of an association is the friendship you have with a co-worker.

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An association is a group or organization to which you may belong.

An example of an association is the American Psychological Association.

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The act of associating or the state of being associated.
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An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
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A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
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A correlation or causal connection.

The association of exercise with improved sleep.

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Any of various processes of combination, such as hydration, solvation, or complex-ion formation, depending on relatively weak chemical bonding.
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A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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A remembered or imagined feeling, emotion, idea, or sensation linked to a person, object, or idea.
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The act of associating.
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The state of being associated; companionship; fellowship; partnership.
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An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league.
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A connection in the mind between ideas, sensations, memories, etc.
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The use of such connections as a literary device or psychoanalytic technique.
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A group of organisms living together in the same environment and forming a large, distinct component of a biome.

An oak forest association within a deciduous forest biome.

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The joining by relatively weak chemical bonds of two or more molecules of the same or different substances into a larger aggregate, as in polymerization.
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A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
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An organized, but unincorporated group of individuals. Thus, the organization does not have a legal existence separate from its members. However, if it has certain characteristics, such as centralized management, that make it more like a corporation than a partnership, it may be treated and taxed as a corporation.
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Same as joint stock company. See also company.
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A group of members of a profession organized to practice their profession together. The association may be a partnership, corporation, or some other entity.
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A group of members of a profession organized to promote, improve, regulate, or deal with the public on behalf of their profession, such as a bar association.
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In some states, the same as a professional corporation. See also corporation.
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An association of businesses or business organizations that share common concerns or engage in similar activities, such as a chamber of commerce or a trade council.
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The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
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(statistics) Any relationship between two measured quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).
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The act of associating.
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A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
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An association is defined as a connection between ideas made mentally, or a connection you see in your head.

An example of an association is thinking of milk when you think of cookies.

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Origin of association

From Latin associātiōnem, from associāre (perhaps via French association).