Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē- ]


Date: 1535


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

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