Noun: association u,sow-see'ey-shun
- 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"
- The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
"conditioning is a form of learning by association";
- connection, connexion [Brit]
- A social or business relationship
"many close associations with England";
- affiliation, tie, tie-up
- 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
Derived forms: associations
Type of: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, group, grouping, memory, organisation [Brit], organization, relation, relationship, remembering, social activity, unification, union