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Definition of Association

(noun) In statistical analysis, the degree to which two or more variables are related.

Association Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: as·so·ci·a·tion

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uh-soh-see-AY-shuhn/
  • British English – /uh-soh-si-AY-shuhn/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən/
  • British English – /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪʃən/

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Works Consulted

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Oxford Reference. (N.d.) Oxford Reference. Taylor & Francis. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tischler, Henry L. 2011. Introduction to Sociology. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Association

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “association.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/association/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

association. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/association/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “association.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/association/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“association.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/association/>.