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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affiliation mean? 

  The noun AFFILIATION has 2 senses:

1. a social or business relationship
2. the act of becoming formally connected or joined

  Familiarity information: AFFILIATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1affiliation [BACK TO TOP]


A social or business relationship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


affiliation; tie-up; tie; association

Context examples:

a valuable financial affiliation / he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team / many close associations with England

Hypernyms ("affiliation" is a kind of...):

relationship (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Sense 2affiliation [BACK TO TOP]


The act of becoming formally connected or joined

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university

Hypernyms ("affiliation" is a kind of...):

association (the act of consorting with or joining with others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affiliation"):

reaffiliation (affiliation anew)

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