Gang vs Affiliation - What's the difference?
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Gang is a related term of affiliation.
As nouns the difference between gang and affiliation
is that gang
is a gang, a team, a group while affiliation
is the relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.
From (etyl) gangen, from (etyl) . Ultimately: related to etym. 2, see below.
To go; walk; proceed.
From (etyl) gang, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch gang, Icelandic gangur, Norwegian gang ("hallway"), Old Norse gangr (passage, hallway).
A going, journey; a course, path, track.
* 1840 , Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Woodnotes I":
* 1869 , Papa André , Once a Week, page
- In unploughed Maine he sought the lumberers’ gang / Where from a hundred lakes young rivers sprang
* 1895 , Frederick Tupper Jr., Anglo-Saxon Dæg-Mæl , Modern Language Association of America, page
- That week was also called the Gang Week, from the Saxon'' ganger'', to go; and the Rogation days were termed the Gang Days.
A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose.
- Neither Marshall nor Bouterwek makes clear the connection existing between the Gang-days and the Major and Minor Litanies.
- the Gashouse Gang
A group of laborers under one foreman; a squad.
- The gang from our office is going out for drinks Friday night.
(US) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city.
- a gang''' of sailors; a railroad '''gang .
A group of criminals or alleged criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, or a group of politicians united in furtherance of a political goal.
- a youth gang'''; a neighborhood '''gang'''; motorcycle '''gang .
- the Winter Hill gang'''; the '''Gang of Four.
(US) A chain gang.
A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set.
- Not all members of the Gang of Six are consistent in their opposition to filibuster.
A set; all required for an outfit.
- a gang''' of saws; a '''gang of plows.
(electrics) A number of switches or other electrical devices wired into one unit and covered by one faceplate.
- a new gang of stays.
(electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle.
- an outlet gang''' box; a double '''gang switch.
- a gang of wires
(mining) The mineral substance which encloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
- Do a drop for the telephone gang''', then another drop for the internet '''gang , both through the ceiling of the wiring closet.
* chain gang
* gang bang
* gang box
* gang rape
* gang switch
* gang up
* gang up on
* street gang
To band together as a group or gang.
- "Let's gang up on them."
The relationship resulting from affiliating one thing with another.
A club, society or umbrella organisation so formed, especially a trade union.