Antonyms of noun association

1 of 8 senses of association

Sense 3
association -- (the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break")
       Antonym of disassociation (Sense 1)
      => disassociation -- (the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination; "I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun association

8 senses of association

Sense 1
association -- (a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 2
association -- (the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association")
       => social activity -- (activity considered appropriate on social occasions)

Sense 3
association -- (the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break")
       => union, unification -- (the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union")

Sense 4
association, connection, connexion -- (the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association")
       => memory, remembering -- (the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father")

Sense 5
affiliation, association, tie, tie-up -- (a social or business relationship; "a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England")
       => relationship -- (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Sense 6
association -- (a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; "flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 7
association -- ((chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding)
       => chemical process, chemical change, chemical action -- ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)

Sense 8
association -- ((ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species)
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

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