- A connection of people, things, or ideas by some common factor.
- A functional connection of two ideas, events, or psychological phenomena established through learning or experience.
- Statistical dependence between two or more events, characteristics, or other variables.
- genetics a grouping of congenital anomalies found together more frequently than otherwise expected; use of this term implies that the cause is unknown.
[L. as-socio, pp. -sociatus, to join to; ad + socius, companion]
See Also: conditioning
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