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association

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noun as·so·ci·a·tion \ə-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē-\

Medical Definition of association

  1. 1:  the act of associating

  2. 2:  something linked in memory or imagination with a thing or person

  3. 3:  the process of forming mental connections or bonds between sensations, ideas, or memories

  4. 4:  the aggregation of chemical species to form (as with hydrogen bonds) loosely bound chemical complexes—compare polymerization 1

  5. as·so·ci·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective





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