a degree granted especially by junior colleges after completion of two years of study.
- Associate degree
a degree granted especially by junior colleges after completion of two years of study. Abbreviation: A.A. Contemporary Examples An associate degree costs $395 a credit, for instance—nearly 10 times the cost at a public community college. ‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill Aaron Glantz June 27, 2014
- Associate professor
a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an assistant professor and below a professor. Contemporary Examples David Fontana is an associate professor of law at George Washington University School of Law. Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom David Fontana June 8, 2014 He is an associate professor of writing, literature, […]
- Associated state
a nation with limited sovereignty, especially a former colony that now assumes responsibility for domestic affairs but continues to depend on the colonial ruler for defense and foreign policy. Historical Examples In the associated state, a certain altruism is, and must necessarily be, an advantage to each member of the community. A Review of the […]
to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom. to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause. to unite; combine: coal associated with shale. to enter into union; unite. to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally: […]