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    association

    association - Dictionary definition and meaning for word association

    Definition
    (noun) a formal organization of people or groups of people
    Example Sentence
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
    Definition
    (noun) the act of consorting with or joining with others
    Example Sentence
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
    Example Sentence
    • his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break
    Definition
    (noun) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
    Synonyms : connection , connexion
    Example Sentence
    • conditioning is a form of learning by association
    Definition
    (noun) a social or business relationship
    Synonyms : affiliation , tie , tie-up
    Example Sentence
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England
    Definition
    (noun) a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
    Example Sentence
    • flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear
    • the host is not always injured by association with a parasite
    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding Definition
    (noun) (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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