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Association vs. Confederation — What's the Difference?

Association vs. Confederation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Association and Confederation

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Association

The act of associating or being connected with
My parents disapproved of my association with my friends from across town.
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Confederation

A confederation (also known as a confederacy or league) is a union of sovereign groups or states united for purposes of common action. Usually created by a treaty, confederations of states tend to be established for dealing with critical issues, such as defense, foreign relations, internal trade or currency, with the central government being required to provide support for all its members.
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Association

An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
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Confederation

The act of forming into or becoming part of a confederacy.
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Association

A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations
My therapist helped me examine my association of food with comfort.
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Confederation

The state of being confederated.
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Association

The act of expressing a link or connection between two things
"The media's association of visa overstayers with illegality is so strong and common as to shape public attitudes towards them" (Junya Morooka).
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Confederation

A group of confederates, especially of states or nations, united for a common purpose; a league.
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Association

A correlation or causal connection
There is a definite association of exercise with improved health.
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Confederation

The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
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Association

(Chemistry) Any of various processes of combination, such as hydration, solvation, or complex-ion formation, depending on relatively weak chemical bonding.
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Confederation

Federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories.
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Association

(Ecology) A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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Confederation

A union or alliance of states or political organizations.
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Association

(uncountable) The act of associating.
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Confederation

The act of forming an alliance.
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Association

(countable) The state of being associated; a connection to or an affiliation with something.
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Confederation

The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.
The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves.
This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England.
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Association

(statistics) Any relationship between two measured quantities that renders them statistically dependent (but not necessarily causal or a correlation).
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Confederation

The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.
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Association

A group of persons associated for a common purpose; an organization; society.
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Confederation

The state of being allied or confederated
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Association

(object-oriented programming) Relationship between classes of objects that allows one object instance to cause another to perform an action on its behalf.
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Confederation

A union of political organizations
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Association

A benevolent overseas Chinese organization of popular origin for overseas Chinese individuals with the same surname or trade or business.
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Confederation

The act of forming an alliance or confederation
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Association

The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God.
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Association

Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
Words . . . must owe their powers association.
Why should . . . the holiest words, with all their venerable associations, be profaned?
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Association

Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
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Association

A formal organization of people or groups of people;
He joined the Modern Language Association
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Association

The act of consorting with or joining with others;
You cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association
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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
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Association

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
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Association

The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination;
Conditioning is a form of learning by association
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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
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Association

(chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
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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
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