association meaning

EN[əˌsəʊʃiˈeɪʃən] [əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən] [əˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃən] [əˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
  • Association may refer to:
  • Voluntary associations, groups of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose
  • 501(c) non-profit organization (USA)
  • Alumni association, an association of former students of a college or university
  • Professional association
  • Sports association
  • Trade association, another name of an industry trade group
  • Associations in various fields of study:
  • Archaeological association, in archaeology, the relationship between objects found together
  • Association (astronomy), combined or co-added group of astronomical exposures
FR association

    Definition of association in English Dictionary

  • NounPLassociationsSUF-ation
    1. The act of associating.
      1. The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
        1. Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?
      2. (statistics) Any relationship between two measured quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).
        1. A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.
            • 1893: the artists' association will be forced to advance or delay its vernissage and opening day. — The Times, 2 May 1893, p.5 col. C
            • The analysis shows the strengths of the associations of microinverter temperature with ambient temperature, PV module temperature, irradiance and AC power of the PV systems.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Associations between polyomaviruria and disease characteristics were analysed in cases.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • It is interesting to observe, furthermore, that among the higher barbarians and civilized races, lust has become to a certain extent mentalized through hereditary memory and association.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          2. en associations
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          4. en associational
          5. en associationism
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of association for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "association" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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          Definiteness: Level 8
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