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association

noun
 
 
/əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən/
[C] ( written abbreviation especially US assn, written abbreviation especially US Assn, written abbreviation Assoc) a group of people or organizations who work together for a particular purpose, often used in the names of particular organizations: The creation of more part-time jobs is supported by the employers' association. a business/professional/national association president of the American Bar Association
[C or U] the fact of being involved with other people or organizations that have the same purpose as you: association with sb/sth We have had a very long and productive association with the firm. Manchester Business School, in association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, offers a top marketing qualification for professionals. →  See also articles of association , brand association , building and loan association , consumer association , freedom of association , housing association , industry association , memorandum of association , savings and loan association , staff association , trade association
Translations of “association”
in Korean 협회…
in Arabic رابِطة, اتِّحاد, جَمْعِيّة…
in Portuguese associação…
in Catalan associació…
in Japanese 協会…
in Italian associazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 團體, 協會, 社團…
in Russian ассоциация, связь…
in Turkish kuruluş, teşkilat, kurum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 团体, 协会, 社团…
in Polish stowarzyszenie, zrzeszenie, związek…
(Definition of association from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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