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Overview of noun association

The noun association has 8 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (10) association

(a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association")

2. (6) association

(the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association")

3. (3) association

(the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break")

4. (3) association, connection, connexion

(the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association")

5. (1) affiliation, association, tie, tie-up

(a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England")

6. association

(a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite")

7. association

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

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)

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