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English definition of “association”

association

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (GROUP)    /əˌsəʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌsoʊ-/
B2 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 .Societies, clubs and organizations
(Definition of association noun (GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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