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Pronunciation:  u`filee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of becoming formally connected or joined; "welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university"
  2. [n]  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"

AFFILIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: association, tie, tie-up
 See Also: association, reaffiliation, relationship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fil`i*a"tion\, n. [F. affiliation, LL.
1. Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of
   the same family or society.

2. (Law) The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the
   assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father;

3. Connection in the way of descent. --H. Spencer.

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