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An association is a way that two things are similar, belong together, or are connected or related. I don't see any association between what happened to you and what happened to me. I suspect there is an association between the weather and the number who are sick. An association is a group of people who have a common goal or interest. The NBA stands for the "National Basketball Association." I have been a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. All the teachers were at an association meeting. Association is the when you associate (spend time with certain people). I'm afraid your association with those wild people will get you in trouble.


a formal organization of people or groups of people he joined the Modern Language Association the act of consorting with or joining with others you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination conditioning is a form of learning by association the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break (= affiliation, tie) a social or business relationship a valuable financial affiliation he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team many close associations with England a relation resulting from interaction or dependence flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear the host is not always injured by association with a parasite (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species

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He founded a small association in the Czech Republic.
The association is still a far cry from being well organized.
I applied for membership in the association.
My association with him did not last long.
I benefited much from my association with him.
My association with them didn't last long.
She set up an association to help blind people.
Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
The association counts thirty members.
The planning committee was charged with collecting and analyzing information and using it as the backdrop for determining those actions that would best help the Association to fulfill its mission.
Tom is deputy chairman of the Berlin Association of Beekeepers.
Tom is acting chairman of the Berlin Association of Beekeepers.
The Japanese Dentists Association affair is an incident concerning secret donations from the Japanese Dentists Association to Diet members belonging to the LDP.
The association has thirty members.

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No association with known felons.
The Association of Millionaires' Daughters for the Prevention of Dipsomania holds an official breakfast for young ladies.
You know, the association of ideas.
No, that's bar association.
My close association with lawyers has coarsened me.
I want to announce your association with the sanitarium.
Oh, some past association.
Why, uh- Why don't you form an association or a grange. like they have in some of the eastern states?
I sincerely expect the greatest mutual benefit from our association, Mr. Spade.
Our association is at an end, Nora.
You told me the other day that you were curious to know about the association.
I'm suspicious of this association.
There, your closest personal association was with an atheist.
There may be an association of ideas.
What about her name? A past association.
I wonder what it means. Are you certain that the albatross doesn't suggest some memories, some association with your family? Think.
No, and did I tell you that Captain Butler made a stupendous contribution to the Association for the Beautification. -.of the Graves of the Glorious Dead? -No!
Having an evening at home for Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Dribblepuss and the members of the Big Sisters Benevolent Association?
This morning, a committee of the West Lytham Liberal Association. unanimously decided to support your candidacy. should you consent to stand in the Liberal interest.
Will you send a telegram to the West Lytham Liberal Association. telling them I'll receive the Committee tomorrow?
Renew my membership to the Architects and Engineers Association and. call Mason at the contractors' and make an appointment for tomorrow morning.
Founder of the National Association of Modern Abstainers.
That old windmill has a certain sentimental association for my husband.
Horse Breeding Association Zacheta in Poland.
The Women's Association.
I got these theater tickets from the association.
Our association began well!
No, and did I tell you that Captain Butler made. a stupendous contribution to the Association for the Beautification. -.of the Graves of the Glorious Dead? - No!
The Teachers' Association.
The one who had the inspiration for this association.
It's been a very pleasant association.
It ain't the proper association for a boy like him.
You have come a long way to find out what is gonna happen to your association. I've told you.
Of course the association is undercover.
I belong to no wives' protective association.

News and current affairs

Giovanni Bisignani, the head of the International Air Transport Association, an industry group, criticized the shutdown, saying that no risk assessment had been undertaken.
There is a world of difference between an association of nation states bound together by treaty, and a single entity, whether you call it a state or not, with its own legal personality, deriving its authority from its own constitution.
Banning torture, complying with international standards of prisoners' rights, and enshrining rights of association and public assembly all immediately come to mind.
I recently participated in a panel discussion of this phenomenon at the American Economic Association annual meeting in Denver.
Given that this framework extends far beyond any medical expertise, it is not surprising that no medical association anywhere in the world has so far embraced the Dutch regulation.
The member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations, on Burma's eastern flank, have made similar calculations.
As a result, the government is criticized not only by the unions, but also by the employers' association, Confindustria, which in 2001 gave Prime Minister Berlusconi strong support.
Deciding whether a credit event has occurred is left to a secret committee of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, an industry group that has a vested interest in the outcome.
This should pave the way for a meaningful dialogue at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting to be held in Islamabad between January 4-5.
As a first step in this struggle, the World Psychiatric Association and national professional bodies should demand direct access to the Ankang network and other places of psychiatric incarceration.
This is not surprising, given the strong association in the popular imagination between innovation and the private sector.
The recent Italian election has shown how toxic the association of austerity policies with the pursuit of reform has become.
Insisting that self-determination was the only way ahead, he called on the army to reject even passive association with the insurrection and instructed it to re-establish public order.
On July 1, 2003, the sixth anniversary of the handover, nearly a million people took to Hong Kong's streets in a peaceful protest against an anti-subversion bill that would have eroded freedom of the press, of religion, and of association.
Moreover, the delayed implementation of key elements of the EU's association agreement with Ukraine is clear evidence that, at the moment, Russia dictates the terms of EU-Ukrainian engagement.
But, while the EU's association agreement with Mexico is 10 years old, it does not yet have a strategic partnership with Brazil.
The violence began in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri during a protest by Muslims against the cartoons, with the Christian Association of Nigeria reporting at least 50 Christians killed.
In this respect, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) constitutes an edifying example.
Here, the model to follow is not the euro, but Latin America's Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Let us also grant some Mediterranean countries association status that will allow them to integrate progressively into the EU's internal market and participate in EU programs.
As for Ukraine, recent gestures of solidarity, such as the signing of an association agreement, are unlikely to develop into anything substantial in the foreseeable future.
WASHINGTON - The European Union's most important decision this fall will be whether to sign an Association Agreement with Ukraine at the EU summit in Vilnius on November 28-29.
Although the Association Agreement does not lead automatically to EU membership, it is an important step in that direction.
Ukraine is a long way from achieving this, but signing an Association Agreement would pave the way toward entry talks, while also creating tremendous economic opportunities.
Unsurprisingly, Yanukovych has consistently stated his preference for an Association Agreement.
Political association with the EU, and the process of integration under this Partnership, will promote reforms in these key areas.
The clearest sign comes from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which Myanmar is a member.
Approval by the association's foreign ministers may come in September, with ASEAN leaders tackling the issue in October.
SINGAPORE - This week, ten foreign ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting in Hanoi.
An alternative would be to establish some form of cooperative or contract-based farm association that can negotiate fair prices.
The association of elites with foreignness, tolerance, and metropolitan cities is nothing new.

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