HyperDic: association

English > 8 senses of the word association:
NOUNgroupassociationa formal organization of people or groups of people
actassociationthe act of consorting with or joining with others
stateassociationthe state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
cognitionassociation, connection, connexionthe process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination / imagination
stateassociation, affiliation, tie, tie-upa social or business relationship
relationassociationa relation resulting from interaction or dependence
processassociation(chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
groupassociation(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
association > pronunciation
Soundsahsow.shiyey'shahn; ahsow.siyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > association: 8 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA formal organization of people or groups of people.
Example"he joined the Modern Language Association"
MembersassociateA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
chapterA local branch of some fraternity or association
NarrowerAmerican Baptist Convention, Northern Baptist ConventionAn association of Northern Baptists
American LegionThe largest organization of United States war veterans
Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons, AARPAn association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens
Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEANAn association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Fabian SocietyAn association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism / socialism
National Association of RealtorsA United States association of real estate agents which follows a strict code of ethics
Southern Baptist ConventionAn association of Southern Baptists
Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFWAn organization of United States war veterans
chamber of commerceAn association of businessmen to protect and promote business interests
club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, orderA formal association of people with similar interests
consortium, pool, syndicateAn association of companies for some definite purpose
cooperativeAn association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
family, fellowshipAn association of people who share common beliefs or activities
gang, pack, ring, mobAn association of criminals
instituteAn association organized to promote art or science or education
league, conferenceAn association of sports teams / teams that organizes matches for its members
legionassociation of ex-servicemen
professional associationAn association of practitioners of a given profession
secret societyA society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
sisterhood, sistershipAn association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishasociación, club
Catalanassociació
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action
associatekeep company with
English > association: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of consorting with or joining with others.
Example"you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
NarroweraffiliationThe act of becoming formally connected or joined
fraternization, fraternisationassociating with others in a brotherly or friendly way
Broadersocial activityActivity considered appropriate on social occasions
Spanishasociación
Catalanassociació
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action
associatekeep company with
English > association: 8 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being connected together as in memory or imagination.
Example"his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
Broaderunion, unificationThe state of being joined or united or linked
OppositedisassociationThe state of being unconnected in memory or imagination
Spanishasociación
Catalanassociació
Verbsassociatemake a logical or causal connection
English > association: 8 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination / imagination.
Example"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
Synonymsconnection, connexion
NarrowercolligationThe connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
Broadermemory, rememberingThe cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
Spanishasociación, conexión
Catalanassociació, connexió
Adjectivesassociationalof or relating to associations / associations or associationism
Verbsassociatemake a logical or causal connection
English > association: 8 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA social or business relationship.
Example "many close associations with England"
Synonymsaffiliation, tie, tie-up
BroaderrelationshipA state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
Spanishafiliación
Catalanafiliació
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action
English > association: 8 senses > noun 6, relation
MeaningA relation resulting from interaction or dependence.
Examples
  • "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"
  • "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action
English > association: 8 senses > noun 7, process
Meaning(chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerhydrationThe process of combining with water
solvationA chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishasociación
Catalanassociació
English > association: 8 senses > noun 8, group
Meaning(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.
Categoryecology, bionomics, environmental scienceThe branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment / environment
NarrowerantibiosisAn association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action

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