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  1. as·so·ci·a·tion
    IPA[əˌsōsēˈāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: association, plural noun: associations

    • noun

      (often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose:

      a stable plant community including a characteristic group of dominant plant species:

    • noun

      the mental process by which one word or image may spontaneously suggest another without any apparent connection.

      a psychoanalytic technique for investigation of the unconscious mind, in which a relaxed subject reports all passing thoughts without reservation.

    • noun

      more formal term for soccer
    • noun

      the spontaneous and unreflective production of other words in response to a given word, as a game, a prompt to creative thought or memory, or a technique in psychiatric evaluation.
    • (in the UK) an organization for girls, founded in 1910.
    • (in the UK) a worldwide youth organization founded for boys in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing their character by training them in self-sufficiency and survival techniques in the outdoors.
    • noun

      a region of the cortex of the brain which connects sensory and motor areas, and which is thought to be concerned with higher mental activities.
    • noun

      the mental process by which one word or image may spontaneously suggest another without any necessary logical connection.

      a psychoanalytic technique for investigation of the unconscious mind, in which a relaxed subject reports all passing thoughts without reservation.

    • noun

      more formal term for soccer
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