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noun association pronunciation in British English /əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people who have joined together because they have similar interests or aims
    a professional association of engineers
    the Parent-Teacher Association
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a connection with a person, group, or organization
    association with: The police knew all about his associations with organized crime.
  3. 3
    [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.

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