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Association of ideasAssociation As*so`ci*a"tion (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. association,
LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.]
1. The act of associating, or state of being associated;
union; connection, whether of persons of things. ``Some .
. . bond of association.' --Hooker.
Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God.
2. 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? --Coleridge.
3. 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.
Association of ideas (Physiol.), the combination or
connection of states of mind or their objects with one
another, as the result of which one is said to be revived
or represented by means of the other. The relations
according to which they are thus connected or revived are
called the law of association. Prominent among them are
reckoned the relations of time and place, and of cause and
effect. --Porter. Innate ideasInnate In"nate, a. [L. innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p.
p. of nasci to be born. See Native.]
1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate
2. (Metaph.) Originating in, or derived from, the
constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from
experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori, Intuitive.
There is an innate light in every man, discovering
to him the first lines of duty in the common notions
of good and evil. --South.
Men would not be guilty if they did not carry in
their mind common notions of morality,innate and
written in divine letters. --Fleming
If I could only show,as I hope I shall . . . how
men, barely by the use of their natural faculties,
may attain to all the knowledge they have, without
the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive
at certainty without any such original notions or
3. (Bot.) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament;
as, an innate anther. --Gray.
Innate ideas (Metaph.), ideas, as of God, immortality,
right and wrong, supposed by some to be inherent in the
mind, as a priori principles of knowledge.
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