Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English

ASSOCIATION

[as.so.ci.a.tion] n (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 usu. by two or more dominant species -- as.so.ci.a.tion.al adj

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