Definitions of association

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (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
  6. a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. 1. A society or union of persons of like tastes or pursuits, or of the same profession, for the promotion of the moral, material, or professional interests of the members, such as the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association, etc. 2. Union; connection of persons, things, or ideas. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. 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.
  17. Act of associating; union; society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The act of associating; fellowship; combination; society; corporation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Connection of ideas. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The act of associating; a society formed for promoting some object; connexion. Association of ideas, that relation among ideas and feelings by which they tend to suggest and recall one another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. [Latin] A plant community forming a division of a formation or larger unit of vegetation, as of tundra, grassland, forest, and characterised by dominant species; adherence of gregarines without fusion of nuclei; appl. fibres connecting white matter of interior of brain with cortex; appl. neurons with intersegmental axons. na
  24. The act of a number of persons who unite or join together for some special purpose or business. The union of a company of persons for the transaction of designated affairs, or the attainment of some common object. An unincorporated society; a body of persons united and acting together without a charter, but upon the methods and forms used by incorporated bodies for the prosecution of some common enterprise. Allen v. Stevens, 33 App. Div. 485, 54 N. T. Supp. 23; Pratt v. Asylum, 20 App. Div. 352, 46 N. Y. Supp. 1035; State v. Steele, 37 Minn. 42S, 34 N. W. 903; Mills v. State, 23 Tex. 303; Laycock v. State, 136 Ind. 217, 36 N. E. 137. In English law. A writ directing certain persons (usually the clerk and his subordinate officers) to associate themselves with the justices and sergeants for the purposes of taking the assises. 3 Bl. Comm. 59, 60. thelawdictionary.org
  25. The act of a number of persons uniting together for some purpose; the persons so joined are also called an association. See Company. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. Act of associating (in all senses); organized body of persons; deed of a., document giving particulars of limited liability company; fellowship, intimacy; a. of ideas, mental connexion between an object and ideas related to it. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. RUGBY. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. A functional or structural connection. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. [L.] In Psych., the tendency by which later objects or states of consciousness recall earlier objects or states with which they have some connexion. This principle has been applied by Hartley, Mackintosh, Bain, and others, to explain our more complex emotions, and especially what are termed our moral sentiments. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. n. Act of associating, or state of being associated; connection; –union of persons for some particular purpose. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. Union, conjuction, society; confederacy; partnership; connection. Complete Dictionary