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:

    With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
    Clarence Darrow (1857–1938)

    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)

    A good marriage ... is a sweet association in life: full of constancy, trust, and an infinite number of useful and solid services and mutual obligations.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)