official group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose;organization of people joined together for a shared purpose
connection or relationship between people or organizations;act of associating or fact of being associated
idea or memory that is suggested by sb/sth;mental connection between ideas
connection between things where one is caused by the other
"he joined the Modern Language Association"
"you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
"his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
"a valuable financial affiliation"
"he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"
"many close associations with England"
"flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"
"the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
A solemn oath of association for the restoring of it.
出自： R. Coke
The good Watson had at that time deserted me for a wife, the only selfish action which I can recall in our association.
出自： Conan Doyle