• (RP) IPA: /əˌsəʊʃiˈeɪʃən/, /əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /əˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃən/, /əˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən/


  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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