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:

    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)

    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)

    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)