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Definition 1: the act of consorting with or joining with others - [noun denoting act]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

(association is a kind of ...) activity considered appropriate on social occasions

(... is a kind of association ) associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way; especially with an enemy

(... is a kind of association ) the act of becoming formally connected or joined

"welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university"

Definition 2: the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conditioning is a form of learning by association

Synonyms for association in the sense of this definition

(association is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

(... is a kind of association ) the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis

Definition 3: a formal organization of people or groups of people - [noun denoting group]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he joined the Modern Language Association

(association is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of association ) an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism

(... is a kind of association ) an association of criminals

"police tried to break up the gang" "a pack of thieves"

(... is a kind of association ) association of ex-servicemen

"the American Legion"

(... is a kind of association ) an association of businessmen to protect and promote business interests

(... is a kind of association ) an association organized to promote art or science or education

(... is a kind of association ) an association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest

(... is a kind of association ) an association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens

(... is a kind of association ) a United States association of real estate agents which follows a strict code of ethics

(... is a kind of association ) an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism

(... is a kind of association ) an association of practitioners of a given profession

(... is a kind of association ) an association of companies for some definite purpose

(... is a kind of association ) a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers

(... is a kind of association ) an association of Northern Baptists

(... is a kind of association ) an association of Southern Baptists

(... is a kind of association ) an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

(... is a kind of association ) a formal association of people with similar interests

"he joined a golf club" "they formed a small lunch society" "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

(... is a kind of association ) an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

"the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family" "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"

(... is a kind of association ) the largest organization of United States war veterans

(... is a kind of association ) an organization of United States war veterans

(... is a kind of association ) an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

(association is a member of ...) a local branch of some fraternity or association

"he joined the Atlanta chapter"

(association is a member of ...) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting group]

(association is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of association ) an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another

(association belongs to category ...) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

Definition 5: (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding - [noun denoting process]

(association is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of association ) the process of combining with water; usually reversible

(... is a kind of association ) a chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound

(association belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 6: a relation resulting from interaction or dependence - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear
  • the host is not always injured by association with a parasite

(association is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Definition 7: a social or business relationship - [noun denoting state]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a valuable financial affiliation
  • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
  • many close associations with England

Synonyms for association in the sense of this definition

(association is a kind of ...) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

Definition 8: the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination - [noun denoting state]

Samples where association or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break

(association is a kind of ...) the state of being joined or united or linked

"there is strength in union"

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