• WordNet 3.6
    • adj associable capable of being associated "words associable with politics"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • Associable Capable of being associated or joined. "We know feelings to be associable only by the proved ability of one to revive another."
    • Associable (Med) Liable to be affected by sympathy with other parts; -- said of organs, nerves, muscles, etc. "The stomach, the most associable of all the organs of the animal body."
    • Associable Sociable; companionable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The two most popular sports in the world are Association Football (soccer) and Table Tennis (ping-pong) respectively.
    • associable Capable of being joined or associated; capable of forming part of a combination or association.
    • associable Capable of being made an associate; companionable; social.
    • associable In pathology, liable to be affected sympathetically, or to receive from other parts like feelings and affections.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Calabash" pipe, most often associated with Sherlock Holmes, was not used by him until William Gillette (an American) portrayed Holmes on stage. Gillette needed a pipe he could keep in his mouth while he spoke his lines.
    • adjs Associable that may be joined or associated: sociable: companionable
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  • Robert Frost
    “An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.”
  • Will Rogers
    “A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.”
  • St. Augustine
    “Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.”
  • Richard Bandler
    Richard Bandler
    “Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.”
  • Mark Twain
    “There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Associate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. associātum, associāread, to socius, a companion.


In literature:

These churches, moreover, soon established themselves in spite of opposition, for they were accepted by the Baptist associations.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Section of the British Association at Norwich.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I am glad to be a member of this association, although this is the first meeting I have ever attended.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
MR. T. P. LITTLEPAGE: Mr. President, Members of the Association.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
What was Solomon White's association with the Boundary gang, she could only guess.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
Make you proud to associate with them.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Combination appliances were early adopted, although we are apt at times to associate combined utensils with modern innovations.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
The fact is, Herr Carovius had a weakness for association with aristocrats.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
His mind was dazed, but he felt sure that, for weal or for woe, he and this girl would be associated in the future.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
It applied to the Cape-to-Cairo dream just as it applied to every other enterprise with which he was associated.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson

In poetry:

"No! not alone, nor yet in woe,
While here thy virtues shine,
For I defy the world to shew
Associate like to mine!"
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
"What word is sweeter than mother,
What place is dearer than home?"
These words are our associates
Wherever in life we roam.
"Motherly Emotions" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The sound creates its wonted frame:
My bed at home, the songster hid
Behind the wainscoting,--all came
As long association bid.
"Fact Or Fancy?" by James Russell Lowell
Associate Genius bids them flow
With sounds that give a charm to woe;
We weep as tho' it were our own,
As if our hearts were play'd upon.
"Lines Upon The Rev. Mr,C----‘s Impromptu Compositions" by Sir John Carr
We may build more splendid habitations,
Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures,
But we cannot
Buy with gold the old associations!
"The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The moon in partial fullness, mild, serene,
Flooding the landscape with her mellow light,
Illumined every old familiar scene,
Brought their associations to her sight.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

In a newly released scientific statement the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association offer a cautious endorsement of the use of non-nutritive sweeteners in the diet.
The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association are at odds over two provisions in a final Medicare rule that give physicians more influence over hospital decisions.
Manu Brabo, The Associated Press Files, The Associated Press.
AOMAR OUALI, Associated Press, PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press.
Amber 's storytelling on campus garnered her a nomination for the 2009 Associated Press Television and Radio Association Mark Twain Award.
LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press.
KASIE HUNT,Associated Press Associated Press.
Anna 's work has been honored by the New York Press Club, Capitolbeat, and the Associated Press Broadcasters Associations in New York, Connecticut and West Virginia.
CONNIE CASS,Associated Press Associated Press.
DAVID SHARP, Associated Press, TED SHAFFREY, Associated Press.
EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press, KIMBERLY DOZIER, Associated Press.
The Associated Press is reporting the NFL Players Association is not happy with the decision to bring in the former NFL Commissioner to hear the bounty appeals.
KARIN LAUB, Associated Press, MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press.
Augustine Wedding and Event Association, the official presenting sponsor of the 2013 Great Wedding Giveaway, is an association of wedding professionals who are committed to business excellence and professional values.
NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press, PAN PYLAS, Associated Press.

In science:

This last point is of interest as, first of all, there is a rich variety of such images possible due to the arbitrariness of the functions used, and secondly, it shows how fractal images as normally associated with Julia or Mandelbrot sets can also be associated with discrete data sets.
Non-linear Fractal Interpolating Functions
Mab = (√i)a δab where i2 = −1 and the matrix M is associated with the clockwise-turning cap and with the clockwise-turning cup, while the matrix M −1 is associated with the counterclockwise-turning cap and with the counterclockwise-turning cup.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The associativity of concatenation in Im r follows immediately from the associativity in T (Σ).
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Villain, J. M. M. M., 14, 155, (1979). In TMMC, both the fluctuations associated with the flipping process of the sublattices, and those associated with the individual solitons have been observed: J.P.
Elementary Excitations in Quantum Antiferromagnetic Chains: Dyons, Spinons and Breathers
It is proved in [JP] that for each n there is a linear extension from the theory of (n + 1)nilpotent groups to that of n-nilpotent ones; similarly for groups replaced by Lie rings, associative rings without unit, or associative commutative rings without unit.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories