### Definition of Associative

**1.** *Adjective.* Characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination. "Associative learning"

**Associatory**

Similar to:

**Associable**

Derivative terms:

**Associate**,

**Associate**

Antonyms:

**Nonassociative**

### Definition of Associative

**1.** *a.* Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association; as, the *associative* faculty.

### Definition of Associative

**1.** Adjective. (algebra of an operator $*$) such that, for any operands $a,\; b,\; c$, $(a\; *\; b)\; *\; c\; =\; a\; *\; (b\; *\; c)$ ¹

**2.** Adjective. (computing) addressable by a key more complex than an integer index ¹

¹ *Source: wiktionary.com*

### Definition of Associative

**1.** [adj]

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### Literary usage of Associative

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**1.** *Elements of Quaternions* by William Rowan Hamilton (1866)

"On some Enunciations of the **associative** Property, or Principle, ... And first we
shall give a few geometrical enunciations of that **associative** principle, ..."**2.** *Comparative Physiology of the Brain and Comparative Psychology* by Jacques Loeb (1900)

"CHAPTER XVI CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES AND **associative** MEMORY I. The view that ...
The frog either has no **associative** memory or it is so insignificant that it ..."**3.** *A Beginner's Psychology* by Edward Bradford Titchener (1915)

"The Establishment of **associative** Tendencies. ... We proceed, then, to answer the
question : How are **associative** tendencies established in the brain? ..."**4.** *The Journal of General Physiology* by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1921)

"The beneficial action on a specific organism of the **associative** growth of another
organism is well illustrated by such well known examples as the helpful ..."**5.** *Quantum and Fermion Differential Geometry* by Robert Hermann (1977)

"In particular, if applied to the **associative** algebras defined by quantum ...
Generalizations of Lie Groups Based on **associative** Algebras Let .4' be an ..."**6.** *Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society* by London Mathematical Society (1908)

"Non-**associative** Algebras. Many of the results of the previous sections are true
of a much larger class of number-systems than the linear **associative** ..."**7.** *Spinors, Clifford, and Cayley Algebras* by Robert Hermann (1974)

"TYPES OF **associative** AND LIE ALGEBRAS We now describe certain algebraic properties
of **associative** and Lie algebras. They will provide us with concepts that ..."**8.** *Psychology* by Burtis Burr Breese (1917)

"When these **associative** connections are reawakened, the unity and equilibrium of
consciousness is restored. An interesting phase of Freud's theory is the ..."