Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to an association.
  • Pertaining to the psychological doctrine of association or associationism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to association, or to an association.
  • adjective Pertaining to the theory held by the associationists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to or deriving from association

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to associations or associationism

Etymologies

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association +‎ -al

Examples

  • This year there are 3 major novels that are not genre sff but that I think any sff lover could enjoy as "associational" - Drood, Kindly Ones and Angel's Game and I cannot recommend highly enough either

    Review Link-Up: March 17, 2009

  • I completely reject the idea of associational or inherited guilt.

    "The Spy Next Door" (2010)

  • And to give your readers out there a sense of what visual thinking is like, I want you to pretend that I'm Google for Images and give me a key word and I'll tell you how my mind brings it up in a kind of associational manner.

    Talking with Dr. Temple Grandin, Author of "Thinking in Pictures"

  • But the argument is this: that the Jewish mind was so familiarized by custom with the notion of an inclusive religious unity in families, (partly by the rite of circumcision,) that Christian baptism, being the seal of faith, was naturally and by a kind of associational instinct, applied over to families in the same manner.

    Christian Nurture.

  • This sad, “if I’d only known” reaction from both Alito and former Boy Scouts suggests that organization members can be victims of a kind of associational fraud when they are induced to join a group without being fully informed of the group’s discriminatory policies.

    Balkinization

  • Even when we hold such associational membership constant, we find that the religious edge in secular giving and volunteering remains significant.

    American Grace

  • In the GSS, controlling for standard predictors of civic engagement, church attendance is a highly significant predictor of frequency of associational membership, frequency of seeing neighbors, and voting in local and presidential elections.

    American Grace

  • But they also insist that associational thinking can be triggered by questioning, observing, networking and experimenting—behaviors that innovators embrace.

    How to Innovate More? Practice, Practice, Practice.

  • The case law is a bit mixed, but in a 2007 case at the College of Staten Island, for example, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit allowed the college to eliminate a fraternity altogether, holding that the frat enjoyed very limited associational rights because it was merely a social institution.

    Greg Lukianoff: To Survive, Fraternities Need to Stand for Something, Anything

  • The case law is a bit mixed, but in a 2007 case at the College of Staten Island, for example, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit allowed the college to eliminate a fraternity altogether, holding that the frat enjoyed very limited associational rights because it was merely a social institution.

    Greg Lukianoff: To Survive, Fraternities Need to Stand for Something, Anything

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