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"

Exact synonyms: 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

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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 ..."

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