Definition of 'association'
Video: pronunciation of 'association'
Example sentences containing 'association'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The company is looking at partnerships with retailers, housing associations and utility companies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We prefer the quick fix to the free association of ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We were only one of many groups and associations who came out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There was a direct association with sinful people and the places they inhabited. Christianity Today (2000)Yet his association with the club has paid off in the long run. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is there a relevant trade association for this industry? Times, Sunday Times (2015)His royal lineage is traced back to an association between a princess and a leopard. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All democratic associations or groups were outlawed. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)The association wants more people to consider apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But will they if they think their clubs or associations actually do not care? The Sun (2014)We must have a full declaration of his interests and associations while in Brussels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When we involve our feelings and associations in our deliberations, these obscure our real thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This general association between a company 's size and its commitment to research is not absolute. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)The firm in question doesn't belong to any industry association or regulator. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The trust's other charges offer a range of delights and interesting associations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The proximity of these three perhaps explains why smell is a more powerful trigger of feelings and associations than any of the senses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The trial has provoked protest from journalists' associations and rights groups. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His association with the club goes back 17 years! The Sun (2009)Most manufacturing firms are subsidiaries, without the autonomy necessary to contribute to industry associations or local networks. After Thatcher (1989)In Britain the association of the idea of a numerical majority with the working class appeared a threat to constitutional complacency. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)This could mean councils making loans to housing associations or going back into the sector themselves, reviving the council house. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A leadership contest can be triggered if 75 local associations demand one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I went to a county court and rid our neighbourhood of the first family from hell then the housing association put another one in. The Sun (2014)He also had a long association with a company making ties, which gave him a poor opinion of the dress sense of the modern footballer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a good discipline to keep looking at new plants, new ideas, new associations to see how they might fit into your garden. Winter Garden Glory (1993)
Trends of 'association'
Very Common. association is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'association'
British English: association /əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən; -ʃɪ-/ NOUN
An association is an official group of people who have the same occupation, aim, or interest.
...the British Astronomical Association.
- American English: association
- Arabic: جَمْعِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: associação
- Chinese: 协会
- Croatian: udruženje
- Czech: sdružení
- Danish: forening
- Dutch: vereniging
- European Spanish: asociación
- Finnish: yhdistys
- French: association
- German: Verband Verein
- Greek: συνεργασία
- Italian: associazione
- Japanese: 協会
- Korean: 협회
- Norwegian: forening
- Polish: stowarzyszenie
- European Portuguese: associação
- Romanian: asociație
- Russian: общество
- Spanish: asociación
- Swedish: association
- Thai: กลุ่ม สมาคม
- Turkish: birlik dernek
- Ukrainian: асоціація
- Vietnamese: hiệp hội
Nearby words of 'association'
Definition of association from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.