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:

    ... a Christian has neither more nor less rights in our association than an atheist. When our platform becomes too narrow for people of all creeds and of no creeds, I myself cannot stand upon it.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    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)

    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)