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Meaning of “association” in the English Dictionary

"association" in British English

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associationnoun

uk   /əˌsəʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌsoʊ-/
  • association noun (GROUP)

B2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​people who ​work together in a ​singleorganization for a ​particularpurpose: The Football Association The British Medical Association is/are ​campaigning for a ​completeban on ​tobaccoadvertising.

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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 ​localschool. [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 ​peopleunited in an ​organization because of ​theircommoninterests: The AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, is a ​hugeorganization 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-timejobs 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 ​topmarketingqualification 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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