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Association meaning

association - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
  2. 2. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
  3. 3. Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. 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.
  4. 4. A group of people who have joined together for a common purpose. Unlike a corporation, an association is not a legal entity. The law may treat an association like a corporation, however, if it has been operating in a corporate manner -- for example, if it has a charter and shareholders.
  5. 5. Act of associating; union; society.

association - examples of usage

  1. The willow grows so often in or near to water that in common opinion the association cannot be too complete. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. What water is to the fish, what air is to the bird, that association with his fellow- men is to a man. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. The English, from the first terrible day of their association with her, had commanded her deep admiration. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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