Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English

ASSOCIATION

noun

(a) relating one thing to another in the mind

association area = area of the cortex of the brain which is concerned with relating stimuli coming from different sources

association neurone = neurone which links an association area to the main parts of the cortex

association tracts = tracts which link areas of the cortex in the same cerebral hemisphere

(b) group of people in the same profession, with similar interests

see also BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

English dictionary of medicine.      Английский словарь медицины.