n.1.The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God.
- Boyle.
2.Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
Words . . . must owe their powers association.
- Johnson.
3.Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
Association of ideas
(Physiol.) the combination or connection of states of mind or their objects with one another, as the result of which one is said to be revived or represented by means of the other. The relations according to which they are thus connected or revived are called the law of association. Prominent among them are reckoned the relations of time and place, and of cause and effect.
- Porter.
Noun1.Associationassociation - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
2.association - the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
3.association - the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
disassociation - the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination; "I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"
4.association - a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
Synonyms: affiliation, tie-up, tie
5.association - the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
6.association - a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
7.association - (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
8.association - (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

ASSOCIATION. The act of a number of persons uniting together for some purpose; the persons so joined are also called an association. See Company.

Anschluss, British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, accompaniment, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, advisory body, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance, amalgamation, approximation, assemblage, assembly, assimilation, association by contiguity, association of ideas, bench, blend, blending, board, body of advisers, bond, bonding, borough council, brain trust, cabal, cabinet, cahoots, camaraderie, camarilla, cartel, centralization, chain of thought, chamber, city council, clang association, closeness, co-working, coaction, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, cochairmanship, coincidence, collaboration, colleagueship, collectivity, collegialism, collegiality, collusion, combination, combine, combined effort, combo, common council, community, company, complicity, composition, comradeship, concert, concerted action, concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, condominium, confederacy, confederation, conference, confluence, confraternity, congeries, conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consilience, consociation, consolidation, consortium, consortship, conspiracy, consultative assembly, contiguity, contrariety, contribution, controlled association, cooperation, cooperative, copartnership, copartnery, correspondence, cotenancy, council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state, council of war, county council, court, current of thought, dealings, deduction, deliberative assembly, diet, directory, disjunction, divan, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, engagement, enosis, federalization, federation, fellowship, filiation, flow of thought, fraternalism, fraternization, free association, freemasonry, friendship, fusion, group, guild, having a part, homology, hookup, identification, inclusion, incorporation, inmost thoughts, integration, intercourse, intimacy, involvement, joining, joint chairmanship, joint control, joint ownership, joint tenancy, junction, junta, kitchen cabinet, league, legislature, liaison, link, linkage, linking, marriage, meld, melding, membership, mental linking, merger, mutual attraction, nearness, negative transference, package, package deal, pairing, parasitism, parish council, partaking, participation, partnership, positive transference, privy council, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, saprophytism, secret thoughts, sharing, similarity, simultaneity, social circle, social class, sodality, solidification, soviet, staff, stream of consciousness, suffrage, symbiosis, sympathy, synchronism, syncretism, syndicate, syndication, syneresis, synergy, synesthesia, synod, synthesis, thoughts, tie, tie-in, tie-up, train of thought, transference, tribunal, unification, united action, voting, wedding
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