What does association mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of associating.
  2. The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
  3. (statistics) Any relationship between two measured quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).
  4. A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
  5. (object-oriented programming) Relationship between classes of objects that allows one object instance to cause another to perform an action on its behalf.
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On the ridges and slopes white box and red stringy bark dominate in association with kurrajong and hickory wattle.
Drug susceptibility patterns to isoniazid and rifampicin by the conventional method showed complete association with E-test results.
A slightly later and more prolonged phenomenon was the growth of nascent boroughs in association with royal and baronial castles.
A housing association has launched an investigation after the death of a pensioner who lay in his home undiscovered for two days.
The right to join an association logically must include the right not to do so.
Don't get involved with your unit's representative association because you'll be marked as being a Bolshevik.

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