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association +‎ -ist


associationist ‎(plural associationists)

  1. (philosophy) One who explains the higher functions and relations of the soul by the association of ideas.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Stuart Mill to this entry?)
    • 1995, Richard Olson, Science Deified & Science Defied
      Only a full-scale analysis of the origin and development of our sensations and ideas can provide this knowledge; so Hartley's associationist psychology becomes the prerequisite for moral knowledge.
  2. (Islam) a mushrik; one who ascribes partners to Allah (God) or believes in the Trinity.