- ♦♦associations1) N-COUNT: oft in names An association is an official group of people who have the same job, aim, or interest.→ See also housing association
...the British Olympic Association...
Research associations are often linked to a particular industry.2) N-COUNT: usu N with n Your association with a person or a thing such as an organization is the connection that you have with them.
...the company's six-year association with retailer J.C. Penney Co...
Blyth's association with the sea began in 1966...
The association between the two companies stretches back thirty years.Syn:3) N-COUNT: usu pl If something has particular associations for you, it is connected in your mind with a particular memory, idea, or feeling.
He has a shelf full of things, each of which has associations for him...
Black was considered inappropriate because of its associations with death.4) PHRASE: PHR n If you do something in association with someone else, you do it together.
Published in association with the Council for the Protection of Rural England, the book provides refreshing solutions to the long-term problem of water conservation.5) PHRASE: PHR n If one thing is found in association with another, they are found together.
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ASSOCIATION — Le terme «association» comporte deux acceptions d’ampleur différente. En un sens générique, il sert à désigner tout groupement volontaire et permanent formé entre plusieurs personnes, quels qu’en soient la forme, l’objet ou le but. En un sens… … Encyclopédie Universelle
association — as‧so‧ci‧a‧tion [əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʆn, əˌsəʊʆi ǁ əˌsoʊ ] written abbreviation assn noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a group of people or organizations who have the same aims or do the same kind of work: • the National Association of Purchasing Managers… … Financial and business terms
association — as·so·ci·a·tion n 1: a group of persons who share common interests or a common purpose and who are organized with varying degrees of formality compare corporation 2: the act of having contact or communication with or keeping company with another… … Law dictionary
Association — may refer to: *Voluntary association, a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose ** 501(c) non profit organization ** Professional association ** Alumni association, an association of former students of … Wikipedia
Association — As*so ci*a tion (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. association, LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.] 1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things. Some . . . bond of association. Hooker. [1913 Webster]… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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association — association, society, club, order denote a body of persons who unite in the pursuit of a common aim or object. Association is in general used of an organization which is inclusive in its membership, excluding only those whose personal… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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Association — Association Depends upon Organization [Association has to be] given up as a special and independent theoretical concept. It is not more than a name for the fact that organized processes leave a trace picturing their organization and that in … Historical dictionary of quotations in cognitive science
association — ASSOCIATION. s. fém. Union de plusieurs personnes qui se joignent ensemble pour quelque intétêt commun. Un acte d association. Leur association est rompue, est finie. Associationd intérêts … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
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