Definition of non-associative in English:


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  • 1Not characterized by association, especially of ideas: the development of chaffinch song is most obviously classified as non-associative learning
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    • Habituation does not, so it is regarded as a non-associative form of learning.
  • 2 Mathematics Involving the condition that a group of quantities connected by operations gives a result dependent upon the order in which the operations are performed.
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    • His main work was on associative algebras, non-associative algebras, and Riemann matrices.
    • From 1931 to 1937 she studied projective planes introducing Moufang planes and non-associative systems called Moufang loops.

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