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noun     association pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people who have joined together because they have similar interests or goals

    a professional association of engineers

  2. 2
    [countable] a connection between two things
    association between:

    Some studies show a strong association between pesticide use and certain diseases.

    association with:

    Smoking has a close association with lung cancer.

    1. a.
      a memory or feeling that is connected with a particular place, event, etc.

      The town has many happy childhood associations for me.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a connection with a person, group, or organization
    association with:

    The police knew all about his associations with organized crime.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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