Meaning of ASSOCIATIVE in English

adjective Date: 1804 of or relating to association especially of ideas or images, dependent on or acquired by association or learning, of, having, or being the property of combining to the same mathematical result regardless of the grouping of an expression's elements given that the order of those elements is preserved , ~ly adverb associativity noun

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