Definition of affiliation in US English:

affiliation

noun

  • The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated.

    ‘his political affiliations’
    ‘he had no particular affiliation, no close associates’
    • ‘No trade unionism based on political affiliation or on communal lines should be allowed in the police force.’
    • ‘The invitation is open to all, irrespective of party affiliation.’
    • ‘The only affiliation I have with the company is that I'm a customer.’
    • ‘One of the fastest growing groups in the nation is people reporting no religious affiliation.’
    • ‘I am writing this letter on a personal level, with no affiliation, or in support of any candidates.’
    • ‘He is man whose voting record in the Senate is consistent with his party affiliation.’
    • ‘I can only presume documents have been lost, possibly during one of the changes of affiliation to various regiments.’
    • ‘This type of piercing was meant to mark life stage changes in group affiliation.’
    • ‘The first is a firm having international affiliation and generally working at executive search.’
    • ‘Many people without trade union affiliation were also on strike and on the streets.’
    • ‘All I would say to that is that I have no political affiliation whatsoever.’
    • ‘I pledge myself to working hard for all my constituents, regardless of political affiliation.’
    • ‘With this membership, you have full affiliation to Tennis, Squash and Badminton clubs.’
    • ‘Women of all income groups, regardless of religious affiliation, have been targeted.’
    • ‘Political affiliations and economic disparity do not create barriers.’
    • ‘However, the demand for particular stamps also depends on regional affiliation.’
    • ‘His death was never avenged, even though the guilty party is known by name and affiliation.’
    • ‘I do not know the political affiliation of most of my colleagues.’
    • ‘We, of course, accept that individual members of the taskforce are free from political affiliation.’
    • ‘They should have the right to know the political affiliation of the candidates who are standing.’
    annexing, attaching, connecting, joining, bonding, uniting, combining, associating, aligning, allying, amalgamation, amalgamating, merging, incorporation, incorporating, integration, integrating, federating, federation, confederating, confederation, coupling, fusion
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Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare (see affiliate).

Pronunciation

affiliation

/əˌfilēˈāSH(ə)n//əˌfɪliˈeɪʃ(ə)n/