Definition Of association


(often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose.

the National Association of Broadcasters

a connection or cooperative link between people or organizations.

he developed a close association with the university

a mental connection between ideas or things.

the word bureaucracy has unpleasant associations

Example Of association

  • a bog association containing ericaceous plants

  • A committee of association members will meet to consider the length of the ban, which will come into effect immediately.

  • A seminar, sponsored by Ballinrobe Credit Union, in association with AWARE, was held recently in Ballinrobe Community School.

  • According to a survey of 150 association members, regular maintenance has not been done for nearly 20 years in some areas.

  • AIDS has a strong association with taking drugs

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