[ uh-soh-see-ey-shuhn, -shee- ]
/ əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi- /
an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure.
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.
Words nearby association
Origin of association
OTHER WORDS FROM association
as·so·ci·a·tion·al, adjectivein·ter·as·so·ci·a·tion, nounnon·as·so·ci·a·tion, nounnon·as·so·ci·a·tion·al, adjective
pro·as·so·ci·a·tion, adjectivepseu·do·as·so·ci·a·tion·al, adjectivere·as·so·ci·a·tion, nounsub·as·so·ci·a·tion, nounsub·as·so·ci·a·tion·al, adjective
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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)
British Dictionary definitions for non-association
/ (əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən, -ʃɪ-) /
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
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Medicine definitions for non-association
[ ə-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē- ]
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 non-association
[ ə-sō′sē-ā′shən, -shē- ]
A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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