Meaning of ASSOCIATIVE in English

ASSOCIATIVE

/ əˈsəʊʃiətɪv; NAmE əˈsoʊ-/ adjective

1.

relating to the association of ideas or things

2.

( mathematics ) giving the same result no matter what order the parts of a calculation are done, for example (a × b) × c = a × (b × c)

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