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Pronunciation:  u`sowsee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
  2. [n]  the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"
  3. [n]  (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
  4. [n]  a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
  5. [n]  (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
  6. [n]  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"
  7. [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"
  8. [n]  the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"

ASSOCIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: affiliation, connection, connexion, tie, tie-up
 Antonyms: disassociation
 See Also: AARP, affiliation, American Baptist Convention, American Legion, ASEAN, associate, Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, chamber of commerce, chapter, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, club, colligation, conference, consortium, cooperative, Fabian Society, family, fellowship, fraternisation, fraternization, gang, gild, group, grouping, guild, hydration, institute, league, legion, lodge, memory, mob, Northern Baptist Convention, order, organisation, organization, pack, pool, professional association, relation, relationship, remembering, ring, social activity, society, solvation, Southern Baptist Convention, syndicate, unification, union, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*so`ci*a"tion\ (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. association,
    LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.]
    1. The act of associating, or state of being associated;
       union; connection, whether of persons of things. ``Some .
       . . bond of association.'' --Hooker.
             Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God.
    2. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or
       associated with a thing.
             Words . . . must owe their powers association.
             Why should . . . the holiest words, with all their
             venerable associations, be profaned?  --Coleridge.
    3. Union of persons in a company or society for some
       particular purpose; as, the American Association for the
       Advancement of Science; a benevolent association.
       Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society,
       consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors
       of neighboring churches, united for promoting the
       interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
    {Association of ideas} (Physiol.), the combination or
       connection of states of mind or their objects with one
       another, as the result of which one is said to be revived
       or represented by means of the other. The relations
       according to which they are thus connected or revived are
       called the law of association. Prominent among them are
       reckoned the relations of time and place, and of cause and
       effect. --Porter.
  2. \
    An organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual,
    social, and physical welfare of young men, founded, June 6,
    1844, by George Williams (knighted therefor by Queen
    Victoria) in London. In 1851 it extended to the United States
    and Canada, and in 1855 representatives of similar
    organizations throughout Europe and America formed an
    international body. The movement has successfully expanded
    not only among young men in general, but also specifically
    among railroad men, in the army and navy, with provision for
    Indians and negroes, and a full duplication of all the
    various lines of oepration in the boys' departments.
  3. \
    An organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual,
    social, and economic welfare of young women, originating in
    1855 with Lady Kinnaird's home for young women, and Miss Emma
    Robert's prayer union for young women,in England, which were
    combined in the year 1884 as a national association. Now
    nearly all the civilized countries, and esp. the United
    States, have local, national, and international
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A collection of units or parts into a mass or whole; for example, a group of animals, plants or both. A statement of physical proximity or grouping, without necessarily requiring or implying interactions between units of the group, in contrast to "community", which does. Similar or equivalent to "aggregation".
 Definition: the co-occurrence of an artifact with other archaeological remains, usually in the same matrix.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accompaniment, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, advisory body, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, agreement, alignment, alliance, amalgamation, Anschluss, approximation, assemblage, assembly, assimilation, association by contiguity, association of ideas, bench, blend, blending, board, body of advisers, bond, bonding, borough council, brain trust, British Cabinet, cabal, cabinet, cahoots, camaraderie, camarilla, cartel, centralization, chain of thought, chamber, city council, clang association, closeness, coaction, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, cochairmanship, coincidence, collaboration, colleagueship, collectivity, collegialism, collegiality, collusion, combination, combine, combined effort, combo, common council, community, companionship, company, complicity, composition, comradeship, concert, concerted action, concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, condominium, confederacy, confederation, conference, confluence, confraternity, congeries, conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consilience, consociation, consolidation, consortium, consortship, conspiracy, consultative assembly, contiguity, contrariety, contribution, controlled association, cooperation, cooperative, copartnership, copartnery, correspondence, cotenancy, council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state, council of war, county council, court, co-working, current of thought, dealings, deduction, deliberative assembly, diet, directory, disjunction, divan, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, engagement, enosis, federalization, federation, fellowship, filiation, flow of thought, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, free association, freemasonry, friendship, fusion, group, guild, having a part, homology, hookup, identification, inclusion, incorporation, inmost thoughts, integration, intercourse, intimacy, involvement, joining, joint chairmanship, joint control, joint ownership, joint tenancy, junction, junta, kitchen cabinet, league, legislature, liaison, link, linkage, linking, marriage, meld, melding, membership, mental linking, merger, mutual attraction, nearness, negative transference, organization, package, package deal, pairing, parasitism, parish council, partaking, participation, partnership, positive transference, privy council, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, Sanhedrin, saprophytism, secret thoughts, sharing, similarity, simultaneity, social circle, social class, society, sodality, solidification, sorority, soviet, staff, stream of consciousness, suffrage, symbiosis, sympathy, synchronism, syncretism, syndicate, syndication, syneresis, synergy, synesthesia, synod, synthesis, thoughts, tie, tie-in, tie-up, train of thought, transference, tribunal, unification, union, united action, US Cabinet, voting, wedding