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associations, plural;
  1. (often in names) A group of people organized for a joint purpose
    • - the National Association of Broadcasters
  2. A plant community defined by a characteristic group of dominant plant species

  3. A connection or cooperative link between people or organizations
    • - he developed a close association with the university
    • - the program was promoted in association with the Department of Music
  4. The action or state of becoming a member of an organization with subordinate status
    • - Slovenia signed association agreements with the European Union
  5. The linking of molecules through hydrogen bonding or other interaction short of full bond formation

  6. A mental connection between ideas or things
    • - the word bureaucracy has unpleasant associations
  7. The action of making such a connection
    • - the association of alchemy with “hieroglyphics” and “cabala.”
  8. The fact of occurring with something else; co-occurrence
    • - cases of cancer found in association with colitis

  1. a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
  2. the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
  3. the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
  4. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
  5. affiliation: a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
  6. a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
  7. An association (astronomy) is a combined or co-added group of astronomical exposures from which cosmic rays have been removed. ...
  8. Dissociation in chemistry and biochemistry is a general process in which ionic compounds (complexes, or salts) separate or split into smaller particles, ions, or radicals, usually in a reversible manner. ...
  9. An association is the "ultimate classification level" of ecological systems. Local conditions permit several understory species to coexist with the same overstory dominants, and associations refer to the many co-occurring species rather than just the few dominant ones.
  10. In mathematics, associativity is a property of some binary operations. It means that, within an expression containing two or more occurrences in a row of the same associative operator, the order in which the operations are performed does not matter as long as the sequence of the operands is not ...
  11. In object-oriented programming, association defines a relationship between classes of objects which allows one object instance to cause another to perform an action on its behalf. This relationship is structural, because it specifies that objects of one kind are connected to objects of another.
  12. A voluntary association or union (also sometimes called a voluntary organization, unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group of individuals who enter into an agreement as volunteers to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose.
  13. (Associations) a mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas or sensations.
  14. (Associations) (also known as relationships) - in data modeling, descriptions of how data entities relate to each other. The associations in the data model for this Standard are: one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many.
  15. (Associations) A financial association is a connection between you and another person which is created through joint court judgments, accounts, credit applications or from information provided by you to the credit reference agency. ...
  16. (Associations) Canada (Micromedia Ltd.)
  17. (Associations) Emotional auric layer of the emotional body; can extend out 36 inches from the skin. The center expands on the sides. Instincts of a child. The strongest of the first 3 Chakras. Splenic. Kama rupa
  18. (Associations) Group, based on a continuing pattern of interactions, functioning as a bridge between persons in two or more institutionalized groups or subdivisions thereof.
  19. (Associations) Membership rosters of professional or nonprofit groups, useful for business-to-business mailings.
  20. (Associations) Organizations that make the rules regarding charge card issuance and acceptance.
  21. (Associations) The Fantasy Sports Trade Association was formed in 1999 to represent the growing industry. The Fantasy Sports Writers Association was formed in 2004 to represent the growing numbers of journalists covering fantasy sports exclusively.
  22. (Associations) The credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, have created a hierarchy with which they accept financial institutions as members and create rules on how to operate when issuing and accepting their forms of payment.
  23. (Associations) The phenomenon in learning that states we are better able to remember information if it is paired with something we are familiar with or otherwise stands out.
  24. (associations) between topics, (e.g. example-of, wrote/written-by, lived-in)
  25. Most trade associations maintain a central clearinghouse of candidates who wish to change jobs. Trade shows, conventions, and seminars sponsored by associations can also provide valuable opportunities to meet potential employees.