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association

n. any group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose, ranging from social to business, and usually meant to be a continuing organization. It can be formal, with rules and/or by-laws, membership requirements and other trappings of an organization, or it can be a collection of people without structure. An association is not a legally-established corporation or a partnership. To make this distinction the term "unincorporated association" is often used, although technically redundant.

association

(Alliance), noun affiliation, coalition, combination, combine, company, confederation, corporation, coterie, guild, league, syndicate, union
Associated concepts: articles of association, bar associaaions, beneficial associations, convenant of associations, joint stock associations, mutual benefit associations, prooessional associations, unincorporated associations, volunnary associations

association

(Connection), noun bond, coadjuvancy, coalition, colleagueship, combination, conjunction, connectedness, consociation, copartnership, coworking, involvement, joint enterprise, link, linkage, participation, partnership, relatedness, relation, relationship, societas, working in concert
See also: adhesion, affiliation, assemblage, assembly, attribution, band, cartel, centralization, chain, coaction, coalescence, coalition, collection, collusion, committee, compact, company, comparison, complex, confederacy, conformity, congregation, conjunction, connection, connivance, consolidation, consortium, contribution, cooperative, corporation, denomination, development, enterprise, federation, firm, foundation, incorporation, institute, integration, kinship, league, loyalty, merger, nexus, organization, partnership, party, profession, propinquity, relation, relationship, relevance, society, sodality, syndicate, trust, union

association

a group of individuals who come together for certain purposes. It has no separate legal personality, unlike a limited company. It is often regulated by a constitution and rules and run by office bearers. Freedom of association is a HUMAN RIGHT.

ASSOCIATION. The act of a number of persons uniting together for some purpose; the persons so joined are also called an association. See Company.

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He returns, however, to the discussion of the individual and articulates the inevitability of the association of ideas, and in so doing, makes his debt to Locke most apparent: (28)
Hume's explanation once again relies on the association of ideas.
de Cardaillac, though "true in itself, and departing from a well-established principle, -- the Association of Ideas, explains in a satisfactory manner a portion of the phenomena of Reminiscence, but it is incomplete, for it is unable to account for the prompt, easy, and varied operation of this faculty, or all the marvels it performs.
And perhaps even in Mark, the command to Peter to go to Galilee suggests a similar association of ideas in a gospel where the gentile mission is inaugurated by Jesus.
He surveys the theories of Thomas Hobbes, David Hartley, Aristotle, Descartes, and others as they relate to problems of perception and of the development of thought through the association of ideas, and he assesses the influence of Immanuel Kant on his own philosophy.
The novel, ostensibly a chaotic account by Tristram of his life from the time of his conception to the present, shows how much Sterne was influenced by John Locke 's theory of the irrational nature of the association of ideas.
By association of ideas, how can one begin to describe to the generations fed on the diet of the US-dominated world media, the Portuguese interest in Africa that inspired the offer to hold the First AU-EU summit in Lisbon?
Hume then breaks the link to reality when he explains causality as the association of ideas, not existents.
Renato's reasoning proceeds by association of ideas and sensations.
The author penetrates through the protagonist's emotions by means of association of ideas, recapturing the events of the past, his thoughts of the present, and his hopes for the future.

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