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English definition of “association”

association

noun (INVOLVEMENT)    /əˌsəʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌsoʊ-/
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.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will [C or U] a feeling or thought that relates to someone or something: The south of France has positive associations for me as I used to holiday there as a child.Feelings - general words
(Definition of association noun (INVOLVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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