What is association?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on association:

Outline Of Commercial Law - Commercial Law Organizations
... International Technology Law Association Student Intellectual Property Law Association American Law and Economics Association ...
University Athletic Association Of The Philippines
... The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), established in 1938, is a sports association of eight universities in the Philippines ...
University Of Dundee - Students - Dundee University Students' Association
... The Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA), unlike many other students' unions in the United Kingdom, is not affiliated to the National ... Membership of the Students' Association is automatic for all students of the university, although it is possible under statutes to renounce this membership at any time ... The Association, as with its neighbours in the other ancient-organised universities in Scotland, is co-existent with the University's Students' Representative Council ...
East Falmouth, Massachusetts - East Falmouth Neighborhoods
... Neighborhood Neighborhood Association Surrounding Body/Bodies of Water Seacoast Shores Seacoast Shores Association, Inc ... Menauhant Menauhant Yacht Club Eel Pond, Vineyard Sound, Bourne's Pond Acapesket Shorewood Drive Association, and Great Harbors Resident Association Great Pond ...
MBA (disambiguation) - Organisations
... Maldives Basketball Association Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, a UK learned society Maschienenbau und Bahnbedarf AG, a named used by ...

More definitions of "association":

  • (noun): A relation resulting from interaction or dependence.
    Example: "Flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
  • (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): (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): 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"
    Synonyms: connection, connexion

Famous quotes containing the word association:

    It is not merely the likeness which is precious ... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing ... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think—and it is not at all monstrous in me to say ... that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist’s work ever produced.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    The spiritual kinship between Lincoln and Whitman was founded upon their Americanism, their essential Westernism. Whitman had grown up without much formal education; Lincoln had scarcely any education. One had become the notable poet of the day; one the orator of the Gettsyburg Address. It was inevitable that Whitman as a poet should turn with a feeling of kinship to Lincoln, and even without any association or contact feel that Lincoln was his.
    Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950)

    They that have grown old in a single state are generally found to be morose, fretful and captious; tenacious of their own practices and maxims; soon offended by contradiction or negligence; and impatient of any association but with those that will watch their nod, and submit themselves to unlimited authority.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)