Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!



Noun association has 8 senses
  1. association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
    --1 is a kind of
    organization, organisation
    --1 has member: chapter; associate
    --1 has particulars:
     American Baptist Convention, Northern Baptist Convention; Southern Baptist Convention; cooperative; club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order; family, fellowship; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW; league, conference; secret society; consortium, pool, syndicate; professional association; Fabian Society; gang, pack, ring, mob; legion; chamber of commerce; institute; Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons, AARP; Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN
    Derived forms: verb associate2, verb associate3
  2. association - the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
    --2 is a kind of
    social activity
    --2 has particulars: fraternization, fraternisation; affiliation
    Derived forms: verb associate2, verb associate3
  3. association - the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
    --3 is a kind of
    union, unification
    Antonyms: disassociation
    Derived form: verb associate1
  4. affiliation, association, tie, tie-up - a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
    --4 is a kind of relationship
    Derived form: verb associate3
  5. association, connection, connexion - the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
    --5 is a kind of memory, remembering
    --5 has particulars: colligation
    Derived form: verb associate1
  6. association - a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
    --6 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb associate3
  7. association - (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
    --7 is a kind of
    chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
    --7 has particulars: hydration; solvation
  8. association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
    --8 is a kind of
    group, grouping
    --8 has particulars: antibiosis
    Derived form: verb associate3
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus