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association
n. organization; society; union; coalition; connection of ideas

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Association
Association may refer to:
 Voluntary associations, groups of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose:

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association

Noun
1. a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
(hypernym) organization, organisation
(hyponym) American Baptist Convention, Northern Baptist Convention
(member-meronym) chapter
(derivation) consort, associate, affiliate, assort
2. the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
(hypernym) social activity
(hyponym) fraternization, fraternisation
(derivation) consort, associate, affiliate, assort
3. the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
(antonym) disassociation
(hypernym) union, unification
(derivation) associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
4. 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"
(synonym) affiliation, tie, tie-up
(hypernym) relationship
(derivation) consociate, associate
5. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
(synonym) connection, connexion
(hypernym) memory, remembering
(hyponym) colligation
(derivation) associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
6. 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"
(hypernym) relation
(derivation) consociate, associate
7. (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
(hypernym) chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
(hyponym) hydration
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
8. (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
(hypernym) group, grouping
(hyponym) antibiosis
(derivation) consociate, associate
(classification) ecology, bionomics, environmental science


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Association (die)
nf. association, organization; society; union; coalition; connection of ideas

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association
nf. association, organization; union; society; assembly, collectivity; partnership, brotherhood; combination, council, fellowship


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