an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure.
the act of or state of being .
their close -ssociation did not last long.
connection or combination.
the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc.; correlation of elements of perception, reasoning, or the like.
an idea, image, feeling, etc., suggested by or connected with something other than itself; an accompanying thought, emotion, or the like; an overtone or connotation:
my -ssociations with that painting are of springlike days.
ecology. a group of plants of one or more species living together under uniform environmental conditions and having a uniform and distinctive aspect.
chemistry. a weak form of chemical bonding involving aggregation of molecules of the same compound.
it was glitz by -ssociation, a cl-ssic case study on how to package foreign stars as a-list american celebrities.
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treating a woman decently right up to the end of your -ssociation with her is the best way to prevent relationship blowback.
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because of that -ssociation, pencils are often painted yellow.
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according to maddow, this is not guilt by -ssociation, but guilt by choice, and not a smart move for either palin or her party.
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-ssociation of ideas is a nursing mother to the fertility of authorship.
calamities and quarrels of authors isaac disraeli
it was formed, in fact, by the articles of -ssociation in 1774.
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during the year the membership of the -ssociation more than doubled.
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her eyes were so blue that but for the -ssociation he would have called her sapphira.
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would our great lords tolerate, even for a few hours, the -ssociation with honest fellows of this stamp?
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a group of people having a common purpose or interest; a society or club
the act of -ssociating or the state of being -ssociated
friendship or companionship: their -ssociation will not last
a mental connection of ideas, feelings, or sensations: -ssociation of revolution with bloodshed
(psychol) the mental process of linking ideas so that the recurrence of one idea automatically recalls the other see also free -ssociation
(chem) the formation of groups of molecules and ions, esp in liquids, held together by weak chemical bonds
(ecology) a group of similar plants that grow in a uniform environment and contain one or more dominant species
1530s, “action of coming together,” from medieval latin -ssociationem (nominative -ssociatio), noun of action from past participle stem of -ssociare (see -ssociate). meaning “a body of persons with a common purpose” is from 1650s. meaning “mental connection” is from 1680s; that of “quality or thing called to mind by something else” is from 1810.
-ssociation as·so·ci·a·tion (ə-sō’sē-ā’shən, -shē-)
a connection of persons, things, or ideas by some common factor; union.
a functional connection of two ideas, events, or psychological phenomena established through learning or experience.
a large number of organisms in a specific geographic area const-tuting a community with one or two dominant species.
- Association area
any of the regions of the cerebral cortex of the brain connected by numerous nerve fibers to all parts of both cerebral hemispheres and coordinating such higher activities as learning and reasoning. -ssociation area n. see -ssociation cortex.
- Association control service element
-ssociation control service element networking (acse) the osi method for establishing a call between two application programs. acse checks the ident-ties and contexts of the application ent-ties, and could apply an authentication security check. doc-ments: itu rec. x.227 (iso 8650), x.217 (iso 8649) (1997-12-07)
- Association constant
-ssociation constant -ssociation constant n. a mathematical constant describing the bonding affinity of two molecules at equilibrium, especially the bonding affinity of an antibody and an antigen.
- Association cortex
any of the regions of the cerebral cortex of the brain connected by numerous nerve fibers to all parts of both cerebral hemispheres and coordinating such higher activities as learning and reasoning. -ssociation cortex n. any of the expanses of the cerebral cortex that are not sensory or motor in the customary sense, but instead […]
- Association fiber
any of several nerve fibers connecting different areas of the cerebral cortex in the same hemisphere. -ssociation fiber n. any of the nerve fibers connecting individual subdivisions of a brain structure or different segments of the spinal cord.