Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “association”

association

noun
 
 
/əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən/
ORGANIZATION [C] B2 an organization of people with the same interests or with a particular purpose: the Football AssociationSocieties, clubs and organizations
CONNECTION [C, U] a connection or relationship between two things or peopleConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
in association with working together with: The event was organized in association with the Sports Council. → See also savings and loan associationHelping and co-operating
(Definition of association from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “association”

Definitions of “association” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More