Definitions of association

  1. the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A group of people who have joined together for a common purpose. Unlike a corporation, an association is not a legal entity. The law may treat an association like a corporation, however, if it has been operating in a corporate manner -- for example, if it has a charter and shareholders.
  11. The act of joining together or the state of fellowship; the union of persons in a society or club; a body of persons organized for a common object; a corporation; a connection of ideas; that which is mentally connected with a thing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Act of associating: union or combination: a society of persons joined together to promote some object. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of associating; union; society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of associating; fellowship; combination; society; corporation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Connection of ideas. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The union of persons in a company for mutual benefit; a society; connection, applied to ideas. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Adherence of gregarines without fusion of nuclei; fibres connecting white matter of interior of brain with cortex of convolutions. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for association

  1. Association and conscience were again too powerful. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. I said the notoriety given by your sons to the name of Dare would bar its association with mine. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood