- an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure.
- the act of associating or state of being associated.
- friendship; companionship: Their close association did not last long.
- connection or combination.
- the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc.; correlation of elements of perception, reasoning, or the like.
- an idea, image, feeling, etc., suggested by or connected with something other than itself; an accompanying thought, emotion, or the like; an overtone or connotation: My associations with that painting are of springlike days.
- Ecology. a group of plants of one or more species living together under uniform environmental conditions and having a uniform and distinctive aspect.
- Chemistry. a weak form of chemical bonding involving aggregation of molecules of the same compound.
- touch football.
- Astronomy. stellar association.
Origin of association
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Examples from the Web for non-association
Soon all the laughers that were left were the owners and crews of boats that had two non-association pilots.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- a group of people having a common purpose or interest; a society or club
- the act of associating or the state of being associated
- friendship or companionshiptheir association will not last
- a mental connection of ideas, feelings, or sensationsassociation of revolution with bloodshed
- psychol the mental process of linking ideas so that the recurrence of one idea automatically recalls the otherSee also free association
- chem the formation of groups of molecules and ions, esp in liquids, held together by weak chemical bonds
- ecology a group of similar plants that grow in a uniform environment and contain one or more dominant species
Word Origin and History for non-association
1530s, "action of coming together," from Medieval Latin associationem (nominative associatio), noun of action from past participle stem of associare (see associate). Meaning "a body of persons with a common purpose" is from 1650s. Meaning "mental connection" is from 1680s; that of "quality or thing called to mind by something else" is from 1810.
- A connection of persons, things, or ideas by some common factor; union.
- A functional connection of two ideas, events, or psychological phenomena established through learning or experience.
- A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.