association

phonetic symbol: / əsòʊsiéɪʃən | əsòʊʃiéɪʃən / 

association - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of consorting with or joining with others
e.g.)
・you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

[ noun ]
■ the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
e.g.)
・conditioning is a form of learning by association
connection , connexion

[ noun ]
■ (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

[ noun ]
■ a formal organization of people or groups of people
e.g.)
・he joined the Modern Language Association

[ noun ]
■ (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding

[ noun ]
■ a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
e.g.)
・flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear
・the host is not always injured by association with a parasite

[ noun ]
■ a social or business relationship
e.g.)
・many close associations with England
affiliation , tie , tie-up

[ noun ]
■ the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
e.g.)
・his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break

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