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word associationnoun [U]

uk   /ˈwɜːd ə.səʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˈwɝːd ə.soʊ.siˌeɪ.ʃən/
a method sometimes used in psychoanalysis in which the person being treated says the first word they think of when a particular word is said, which may help to discover how parts of the mind work
(Definition of word association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (心理学上的)词联想测验…
in Chinese (Traditional) (心理學上的)詞聯想測驗…
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