Association

Association may refer to:

Voluntary associations, groups of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose

  • 501(c) non-profit organization (USA)
  • Alumni association, an association of former students of a college or university
  • Professional association
  • Sports association
  • Trade association, another name of an industry trade group

Associations in various fields of study:

  • Archaeological association, in archaeology, the relationship between objects found together
  • Association (astronomy), combined or co-added group of astronomical exposures
  • Association (chemistry)
  • Association (ecology)
  • Association (genetics)
  • Association (object-oriented programming), a kind of grouping in object-oriented programming
  • Association (psychology), a connection between two or more concepts in the mind or imagination
  • Association (statistics)
  • File association, associates a file with a software application capable of opening that file
  • Free association of producers, the goal of anarchists and communists
  • Security Association, the establishment of shared security attributes between two network entities to support secure communication

Names of particular entities or things:

  • Continental Association, often called the "Association", an economic boycott during the American Revolution
  • HMS Association (1697), a Royal Navy ship which sank in 1707
  • L'Association, a French comic book publisher
  • The Association, a pop band

Famous quotes containing the word association:

    An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    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)

    The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.
    —French National Assembly. Declaration of the Rights of Man (drafted and discussed August 1789, published September 1791)