Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English



Pronunciation: ə - ˌ s ō -s ē - ' ā -sh ə n, -sh ē -

Function: noun

Date: 1535

1 a : the act of associating b : the state of being associated : COMBINATION , RELATIONSHIP

2 : an organization of persons having a common interest : SOCIETY

3 : something linked in memory or imagination with a thing or person

4 : the process of forming mental connections or bonds between sensations, ideas, or memories

5 : the aggregation of chemical species to form (as with hydrogen bonds) loosely bound complexes

6 : a major unit in ecological community organization characterized by essential uniformity and usually by two or more dominant species

– as · so · ci · a · tion · al \ -sh( ə -)n ə l \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.