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Association

Association is a learned connection between two ideas or events. One of psychology's oldest and most general concepts, it goes back at least as far as Aristotle in the fourth century Be.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Association
- The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
- Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
- Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
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