American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of associating or the state of being associated.
- n. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
- n. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
- n. A remembered or imagined feeling, emotion, idea, or sensation linked to a person, object, or idea.
- n. Chemistry Any of various processes of combination, such as hydration, solvation, or complex-ion formation, depending on relatively weak chemical bonding.
- n. Ecology A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of associating or the state of being associated. Connection of persons or things; union.
- n. A union or connection of ideas. See association of ideas, below.
- n. An organized union of persons for a common purpose; a body of persons acting together for the promotion of some object of mutual interest or advantage; a partnership, corporation, or society: as, the Association for the Advancement of Science; a political or charitable association.
- n. In physical chemistry, the union of chemical molecules to form more complex aggregates; especially, the union of the molecules of a vapor to form more complex aggregates when the temperature is reduced nearly to the boiling-point, or when they condense into liquids. Acetic acid at 250° C. consists of molecules weighing sixty times the atom of hydrogen, but at 125° C. about half of the molecules weigh twice as much, which proves that two thirds of its gaseous molecules show association of two normal molecules into one.
Amer. Jour. Sci., June, 1904, p. 428.
- n. In phytogeography, the aggregation of plant individuals initiated by reproduction on the spot of growth, but finally determined by environment. See formation and plant association.
- n. A local aggregation of plants within a formation characterized more by the species which compose it than by any biological peculiarity.
- n. The act of associating.
- n. The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
- n. A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
- n. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
- n. Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose. 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.
- n. a formal organization of people or groups of people
- n. a social or business relationship
- 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
- n. the act of consorting with or joining with others
- n. the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
- n. (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
- n. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
- n. a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
- From Latin associātiōnem, from associāre (perhaps via French association). (Wiktionary)
“First of all, then, the validity of the argument depends upon the probability there is that the constant associated of Mind with Matter within experience is due to a _causal_ connection; for if the association in question is merely an _association_ and nothing more, the origin of known mind is as far from being explained as it would be were”
“During workshops we regularly ask sales draftees to play a word association game around the term "salesperson.”
“Or, for that matter, why would it translate into more difficulty in breaking away from a baseball-related solution in the word association task or figuring out that a tack box, if emptied, can be used as a support device?”
“For example, say the relationship bird→airplane had a word association value of 11.”
“A word association with streaming media leaps to mind: screaming meemies.”
““Numbers equals digits equals fingers,” Slater explained his word association and slipped an engagement ring on her finger.”
“When someone says windows in a word association game, do you answer drapes?”
“At the same time, you must associate the name of the person you are meeting with something about him or her that will become your word association that will trigger your memory when you meet him again.”
“Helen with the henna-hair—Rachel tried for a word association and discovered the woman had turned her glance to her.”
“Imagine somebody being in a psychiatrist's chair and subjected to a word association test.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘association’.
A combined list of
1. EU Buzz - single words
2. EU Buzz - collocations
3. EU Buzz - the 100 most active
absorption capacity, absorption rate, acceding country, accession candidate, accession countries, accession country, accession criteria, accession cycle, accession negotia..., accession partner..., accession priorities, accession treaty and 2650 more...
as enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Band names that are also common words or phrases.
Abbe-Helmert crit..., a priori probability, alphabet, total correlation, three-dimensional..., theoretical frequ..., time reversal test, three-series theorem, theoretical variable, tetrachoric corre..., absolutely unbias..., absolute error and 4171 more...
Words synonymous with 'group.'
All words of the Lisbon Treaty
(Persons' names, foreign and grammatical words have been eliminated, MWEs have been split up into individual words. Capitalization has been retained if r...
1. Strictly EU terms with special European meaning used only in the EU
2. Keywords central to the understanding of the EU (people working for the EU are usually able to give thematic...
The 100 most frequent constituents of EU collocations. People working for the EU are able to complete any of these words to a multiple-word expression with ease. Try it out if you are one! For a gr...
assembly, association, asylum, choose an occupation, collective bargai..., conduct a business, conscientious obj..., consular protection, consultation in g..., daily and weekly ..., decent existence, defence and 67 more...
Very basic words for ESL students.
Comparing images, cut-up, and mixing meaning.
Looking for tweets for association.