association

[ uh-soh-see-ey-shuhn, -shee- ]
/ əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi- /

noun

Origin of association

1525–35; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin associātiōn- (stem of associātiō). See associate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for association

association

/ (əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən, -ʃɪ-) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for association

association


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for association

association

[ ə-sō′sē-āshən, -shē- ]

n.

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.
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Science definitions for association

association

[ ə-sō′sē-āshən, -shē- ]

A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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