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"association" in British English

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associationnoun

uk   /əˌsəʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /əˌsoʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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(Definition of association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"association" in American English

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associationnoun

 us   /əˌsoʊ·ʃiˈeɪ·ʃən, -si-/
  • association noun (GROUP SPENDING TIME)

[C] a group of people united in an organization because of their common interests: The AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, is a huge organization with millions of members.
(Definition of association from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"association" in Business English

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associationnoun

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of association from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “association”
in Arabic رابِطة, اتِّحاد, جَمْعِيّة…
in Korean 협회…
in Portuguese associação…
in Catalan associació…
in Japanese 協会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 团体, 协会, 社团…
in Turkish kuruluş, teşkilat, kurum…
in Russian ассоциация, связь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 團體, 協會, 社團…
in Italian associazione…
in Polish stowarzyszenie, zrzeszenie, związek…
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