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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˌsəʊʃiˈeɪʃən/, /əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃən/, /əˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- (uncountable) The act of associating.
- 1970, Aristotle, translated by Benjamin Jowett, Politics, page I.2,1253a15-20:
- And it is a characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes a family and a state.
- (countable) The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “The Fête at Sir Robert Walpole’s Continued”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 39:
- "Well," exclaimed Lady Marchmont, breathing the perfume with which a honeysuckle, wound around an old ash, filled the air, "I do confess that I like common flowers better than any. The hothouse plant has no associations."
- 2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 164:
- Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?
- (statistics) Any relationship between two measured quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).
- A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
- (object-oriented programming) Relationship between classes of objects that allows one object instance to cause another to perform an action on its behalf.
- (Philippines, Chinese Filipino) A benevolent overseas Chinese organization of popular origin for overseas Chinese individuals with the same surname or trade or business.
- Synonym: kongsi (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia)
- alumni association
- amateur press association
- articles of association
- association football
- association list
- bar association
- damn by association
- file association
- free association
- free clothes association
- freedom of association
- guarantee association
- guilt by association
- homeowner association
- homeowner's association
- homeowners' association
- klang association
- memorandum of association
- parent-teacher association
- parent-teacher-student association
- prosecution association
- riding association
- robust association of massive baryonic objects
- word association
act of associating
state of being associated; connection to or an affiliation with something
group of persons associated for a common purpose
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- 2007, Drømmenes dimensioner, Gyldendal A/S, →ISBN, page 83:
- Børn blokerer desuden ofte for associationer af angst for drømmeindholdet.
- Furthermore, children often block associations of anxiety for the dream content.
- 2014, Klaus Kjøller, Sprogets Vej til Sindets Fred, 2. rev. vej, nu med Dit og Dat, KJOELLER.dk, →ISBN:
- I stedet for det dagligsproglige 'tilintetgørelse', som kan rumme negative associationer af ødelæggelse og brutalitet, benytter vi på Sprogets Vej det pluskorrigerede udtryk 'ophævelse'.
- Instead of the everyday word "annihilation", which may contain negative associations of destruction and brutality, we use, on the Way of Language, the plus-corrected [?] expression "cancellation".
- 2002, Anne Ring Petersen, Storbyens billeder: fra industrialisme til informationsalder, Museum Tusculanum Press, →ISBN, page 113:
- ... vil de, skriver Allouay, fortrinsvis vække associationer af urban karakter.
- ... they will, Allouay writes, predominantly arouse associations of an urban/urbane character.
- 1999, Bogens verden:
- ... hvert sted åbner der sig en verden af formrigdom, af mulige associationer, af historier og sammenhænge, som kan foldes ud af det banale.
- ... everywhere, a world of shape-wealth, of possible associations, of stories and connections that can be unfolded from banality opens.
- group of persons united for some purpose
Declension of association
association f (plural associations)
- association, society, group
- (commerce, economics) partnership
- association (of related terms, ideas etc.), combination
- (object-oriented programming) association
- → Romanian: asociație
- “association”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- (uncountable, countable) association (connecting in one's mind)
- association (keeping company or (loose) contact with someone or something)
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