Entertainment / Literature / Clang Association: A semantic change caused because one word sounds similar to another. For instance, the word fruition in Middle English meant 'enjoyment.' In Modern English, its meaning has changed to 'completion' because it sounds like the word fruit--hence the idea of ripeness, of growing to full size, as Algeo notes (314).
Association Noun Synonyms: society, organization, confederation, confederacy, federation, league, union, alliance, guild, coalition, group, syndicate, combine, consortium, cooperative
Business / Real Estate / National Association Of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA): A professional association of appraisers with more than 2,000 members nationally. NAIFA offers the specialty designations IFA (member), IFAS (senior member) and IFAC (appraiser-counselor). MORE
Technology / Television (TV) / National Association Of Broadcasters (NAB): A non-profit organization supported by TV and radio broadcasters whose purpose is to demonstrate to legislative bodies and other interested parties that broadcasters can maintain adequate standards wi MORE