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Adjective: associative  u'sow-shee,ey-tiv [N. Amer], u'sow-shee-u-tiv [Brit]
  1. Characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
    "associative learning";
    - associatory
  2. (mathematics) giving the same result regardless of grouping, i.e. so that a*(b*c)=(a*b)*c for some binary operation *

See also: associable

Antonym: nonassociative

Encyclopedia: Associative