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association

US [əˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [əˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.协会;关联;联想;交往
  • Web联合;社团;关联关系
Plural Form:associations  
Association
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n.
1.
[cspv]
协会;社团;联盟an official group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose
Do you belong to any professional or trade associations?
你参加了专业学会或行业协会没有?
the Football Association
足球协会
a residents' association
居民联合会
2.
[c][u]
~ (with sb/sth)
联合;合伙;关联;交往a connection or relationship between people or organizations
his alleged association with terrorist groups
他被指称的与恐怖组织的关联
They have maintained a close association with a college in the US.
他们和美国一所学院保持了密切联系。
The book was published in association with(= together with) English Heritage.
这本书是与英国文化遗产保护协会联合出版的。
She became famous through her association with the group of poets.
她通过与这些诗人交往而成名。
3.
[c][usupl]
联想;联系an idea or a memory that is suggested by sb/sth; a mental connection between ideas
The seaside had all sorts of pleasant associations with childhood holidays for me.
海滨使我联想起童年假期的各种愉快情景。
The cat soon made the association between human beings and food.
这只猫很快就把人类与食物联系起来。
4.
[c]
因果关系a connection between things where one is caused by the other
a proven association between passive smoking and cancer
已被证实的被动吸烟与癌症之间的因果关系

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