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association

Pronunciation: ă-sō′sē-ā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. A connection of people, things, or ideas by some common factor.
  2. A functional connection of two ideas, events, or psychological phenomena established through learning or experience.
  3. Statistical dependence between two or more events, characteristics, or other variables.
  4. 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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