Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English

ASSOCIATION

[noun]An association is a group of people who are united in a single organization for a particular purpose.the Association for the Advancement of Science [C]The British Medical Association is/are campaigning for a complete ban on tobacco advertising. [C + singular or plural verb]If you continue your association (= romantic involvement) with that man, I'll stop paying your college fees. [U]Our association with (= involvement in) the feminist movement began at university. [U]Many cinema films are made in association with television companies nowadays. [U]French bread has had positive associations for me (= has made me think of pleasant things) ever since I went on holiday to France. [C]The association of ideas in original ways is the key to creativity. [U](UK formal) Association football is another name for soccer.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.