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association

as·so·ci·a·tion

association

 
 
pronunciation:
so si eI shn [or] so shi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people joined together for a common purpose or by a shared interest.
You can join the association if you pay the dues.
synonyms:
alliance, league, organization, society
similar words:
combine, company, corporation, fellowship, guild, order, partnership, party, union
definition 2: the connection of one idea, feeling, or emotion with another.
This school has some happy associations for me.
synonyms:
connection, identification, relationship
definition 3: the state of being associated.
Her association with that neighborhood ended when she moved away.
definition 4: friendship or companionship.
Our association began in grade school.
synonyms:
companionship, friendship, relationship
similar words:
company, connection, fellowship
derivation: associational (adj.)
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