Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English

ASSOCIATION

n. Function: noun

1 the quality or state of being associated FF1C; worked in close association with the courts FF1E;

Synonyms: affiliation, alliance, cahoots, combination, conjointment, conjunction, connection, hookup, partnership, tie-up, togetherness

Related Words: coaction, collaboration, concert, cooperation, teamwork; conviviality, gaiety, joviality, sociability

Contrasted Words: aloofness, apartness, disjunction, disunion, isolation, separation

Antonyms: disassociation, dissociation

2 an organization of persons sharing a common interest or purpose FF1C; a buyers' association FF1E;

Synonyms: brotherhood, club, congress, fellowship, fraternity, guild, league, order, society, sodality, union

Related Words: alliance, axis, bloc, coalition, federation, organization; faction, interest, sect, wing; combine, gang, machine, ring

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Synonyms: LEAGUE 4, circuit, conference, loop, wheel

4 something (as a feeling or recollection) associated in the mind with a particular person or thing FF1C; the thought of her childhood home always carried an association of loving warmth FF1E;

Synonyms: connotation, hint, implication, overtone, suggestion, undertone

Related Words: image, picture, vision; appearance, fantasy, illusion, mirage

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.