1Of or involving the action of associating ideas or things: an associative, nonlinear mode of thought
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- The link between associative learning and fitness in such insects in not an obvious one.
- First, the epidemiologic studies are associative and do not indicate a definite causal link between smoking and decreased risk of disease.
- Through typical associative learning, the wasps can learn to link this chemical scent to their food.
1.1 [attributive] Computing Of or denoting computer storage in which items are identified by content rather than by address.
- Dubbed ‘Smart Cache’, the system gives both cores access to the full 2MB of the eight-way associative L2 cache, dynamically adjusting the area allotted to each core.
- In PHP, we can access these HTTP request variables by way of the associative array.
- At the product's heart is a data warehousing solution that provides an associative layer on top of the warehouse itself.
2 Mathematics Involving the condition that a group of quantities connected by operators gives the same result whatever their grouping, as long as their order remains the same, e.g., (a × b) × c = a × (b × c).
- We may be informed, for example, that the numbers have a dense linear ordering, that there are associative and commutative operations of addition and multiplication, and so on.
- These two rules are called the commutative and associative laws for multiplication.
- He then extended his father's work on associative algebras and worked on mathematical logic and set theory.
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