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English definition of “association”

association

noun uk   /əˌsəʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌsoʊ-/

association noun (GROUP)

B2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who work together in a single organization for a particular purpose: The Football Association The British Medical Association is/are campaigning for a complete ban on tobacco advertising.

association noun (INVOLVEMENT)

C1 [U] the fact of being involved with or connected to someone or something: her association with the university This event was organized in association with a local school. [C or U] a feeling or thought that relates to someone or something: The beach has positive associations for me as I used to spend my holidays there.
(Definition of association from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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