association
noun Date: 1535 1. a. the act of associating b. the state of being associated ; combination, relationship 2. an organization of persons having a common interest ; society 3. something linked in memory or imagination with a thing or person 4. the process of forming mental connections or bonds between sensations, ideas, or memories 5. the aggregation of chemical species to form (as with hydrogen bonds) loosely bound complexes 6. a major unit in ecological community organization characterized by essential uniformity and usually by two or more dominant species • associational adjective

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  • ASSOCIATION — Le terme «association» comporte deux acceptions d’ampleur différente. En un sens générique, il sert à désigner tout groupement volontaire et permanent formé entre plusieurs personnes, quels qu’en soient la forme, l’objet ou le but. En un sens… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • association — as‧so‧ci‧a‧tion [əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʆn, əˌsəʊʆi ǁ əˌsoʊ ] written abbreviation assn noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a group of people or organizations who have the same aims or do the same kind of work: • the National Association of Purchasing Managers… …   Financial and business terms

  • association — as·so·ci·a·tion n 1: a group of persons who share common interests or a common purpose and who are organized with varying degrees of formality compare corporation 2: the act of having contact or communication with or keeping company with another… …   Law dictionary

  • Association — may refer to: *Voluntary association, a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to accomplish a purpose ** 501(c) non profit organization ** Professional association ** Alumni association, an association of former students of …   Wikipedia

  • Association — As*so ci*a tion (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. association, LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.] 1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things. Some . . . bond of association. Hooker. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Association — (frz. Vereinigung, Verein) steht für: die Association Cannes Echecs, französischer Schachverein die Association des accidentés de la vie, französische Behindertenorganisation die Association des anciens amateurs de récits de guerre et d… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • association — association, society, club, order denote a body of persons who unite in the pursuit of a common aim or object. Association is in general used of an organization which is inclusive in its membership, excluding only those whose personal… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • association — ASSOCIATION. s. fém. Union de plusieurs personnes qui se joignent ensemble pour quelque intétêt commun. Un acte d association. Leur association est rompue, est finie. Associationd intérêts …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • association — [n1] group with common interest or pursuit affiliation, alliance, band, bunch, circle, clan, clique, club, coalition, combination, combo, company, confederacy, confederation, congress, cooperative, corporation, crew, crowd, family, federation,… …   New thesaurus

  • association — Association. s. f. Union de ceux qui s associent, qu on associe ensemble. Un Acte d association. leur association est rompuë, est finie …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Association — Association, im Allgemeinen jede gesellige Vereinigung, vorzugsweise aber die unwillkürliche Verbindung von Vorstellungen des menschlichen Geistes. (Association der Ideen). Es ist nämlich eine Eigenthümlichkeit desselben, einer Hauptidee eine… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

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