Definition of ASSOCIATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding ;

  • 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 ;

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