English noun: affiliation
|1.||affiliation (state) a social or business relationship|
|Samples||A valuable financial affiliation.|
He was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team.
Many close associations with England.
|Synonyms||association, tie, tie-up|
|2.||affiliation (act) the act of becoming formally connected or joined|
|Samples||Welcomed the affiliation of the research center with the university.|