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a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence

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In 1986, the Marshall Islands entered into a Compact of Free Association (COFA) with the U.S.
The free association of words is experimentally characterized by requesting an individual to produce the first word (or many words) that comes into his/her mind when given a cue.
Pursuant to the Compact of Free Association between the USA and FSM, the U.S.
According to their international relations, these territories can be classified as follows: dependencies of a sovereign state (Cook Islands and Niue), sovereign states in free association with another state (Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau), and the rest.
TEHRAN (FNA)- UN human rights experts called on the regime in Bahrain to allow women activists to exercise their rights to free expression and free association.
They also argued that the benefit to public interest -- a precondition for the law to be applicable -- had not been adequately demonstrated, that due diligence had not been carried out, and that their right to free association had been violated.
The Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (Meadfa) has renewed its contract with Tax Free World Association (TFWA) to jointly stage the annual Meadfa Conference.
Summary: More than other forms of visual art, collage is an art of free association. Derived from the French word for "gluing," this childlike practice appeals to artists' magpie instinct -- a distant, more primordial.
According to the Washington Times, CAIR has joined other 18 privacy and civil liberties groups in filing the suit against NSA and argue that collecting phone records is an infringement on Americans' right to free association.
The "free association" done in brainstorming sessions is often shackled by peer pressure.
Regardless of the answer, all voters then had the opportunity to choose, in the second question, from three options: statehood, independence or "sovereign free association," which would grant more autonomy to the island;
The event, organised by Channels Exhibitions, is now linked to the Middle East Duty Free Association 2012 Conference, in a major tie-up that will be known as Duty Free Week in Dubai.
Two days prior to the tournament sees the staging of Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) conference at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai on November 21-22.
A form of free association that is also contrived with an editorial afterthought, Kobeissi is able to produce a visually vocal series that screams teenage angst while unveiling the insecurities of a latent subconscious.
New paradigms in computational linguistics are reflected by research methods using Free Association Experiment (FAE) based on cognitive metaphor stimuli.