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Definition of Association


  1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
  2. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
  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.

Association Quotations

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Will Rogers

Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
Franz Kafka

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.
Alan Dershowitz

We have associations to things. We have, you know, we have associations to tables and to - and to dogs and to cats and to Harvard professors, and that's the way the mind works. It's an association machine.
Daniel Kahneman

I used to not be confident. My father certainly didn't add to my confidence. When I was 17 or 18, I was voted the most beautiful girl in England by the association of press photographers. When they called Daddy for a comment, he said, 'I'm amazed. She's a nice looking girl, but nothing special.'
Joan Collins
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Association Translations

association in Afrikaans is vereniging
association in Dutch is bond, genootschap, associatie
association in French is association
association in German is Vereinigung, Vorstellung
association in Italian is fasciatura
association in Latin is congressus
association in Norwegian is forening
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