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English definition of “association”

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
(Definition of association noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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