Definitions of association:
- noun: the act of consorting with or joining with others
Example: "You cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
- noun: the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Example: "Conditioning is a form of learning by association"
- 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
- noun: a formal organization of people or groups of people
Example: "He joined the Modern Language Association"
- noun: (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
- noun: a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
Example: "Flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"
- noun: the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
Example: "His association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
- noun: a social or business relationship
Example: "Many close associations with England"
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