Definitions for "free association"
The act or process of free-associating. It is a technique used in psychoanalysis and is supposed to allow the analyst access to the unconscious thoughts of the analysand. See free-associate.
Technique of evoking spontaneous references or ideas to words or symbols, especially in dream interpretation (Freud).
In Freudian psychoanalysis, a technique for accessing the patient’s subconscious, by encouraging them to relax in a reclining posture and move freely and spontaneously from thought to thought
an Association which meets certain mostly negative criteria
The right to associate freely in the EU has been established by the case-law of the European Court of Justice. (See fundamental rights)