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association

noun

1 association

A formal organization of people or groups of people.

Roget 514a: analogy, association, association of ideas.    metaphor etc. 521.    analogical thinking; free association; train of thought.   

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Roget 521: figure of speech; facon de parler [Fr.], way of speaking, colloquialism.    phrase etc. 566; figure, trope, metaphor, enallage, catachresis; metonymy [Gramm.], ... show more

Roget 477: intuition, instinct, association, hunch, gut feeling; presentiment, premonition; rule of thumb; superstition; astrology; faith (supposition) 514.    sophistry, ... show more

Roget 88: accompaniment; adjunct etc. 39; context; appendage, appurtenance.    coexistence, concomitance, company, association, companionship; partnership, copartnership; ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Roget 709: cooperation; coadjuvancy, coadjutancy; coagency, coefficiency; concert, concurrence, complicity, participation; union etc. 43; additivity, combination ... show more

Dutch: associatie
Polish: stowarzyszenie, towarzystwo, zrzeszenie



2 association

The act of consorting with or joining with others.

3 association

The state of being connected together as in memory or imagination.

Dutch: verbinding, vereniging, associatie, bijgedachte

4 association

The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination:
— Conditioning is a form of learning by association.

synonyms: connection, connexion.

Roget 12: reciprocalness etc. adj.; reciprocity, reciprocation; mutuality, correlation, interdependence, interrelation, connection, link, association; interchange etc. ... show more

Roget 9: relation, bearing, reference, connection, concern, cognation; correlation etc. 12; analogy; similarity etc. 17; affinity, ... show more

Polish: skojarzenie, kojarzenie

5 association

A social or business relationship:
— Many close associations with England.

synonyms: affiliation, tie, tie-up.

Dutch: band, connectie

6 association

A relation resulting from interaction or dependence.

7 association

chemistry Any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding.

Polish: asocjacja

8 association

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.


Moby thesaurus: Anschluss, British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, accompaniment, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, advisory body, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance, amalgamation, approximation ... show more.

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