from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, resulting from, or causing association.
- adj. Mathematics Independent of the grouping of elements. For example, if a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c, the operation indicated by + is associative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to, resulting from, or characterised by association; capable of associating; tending to associate or unite.
- adj. such that, for any operands ,
- adj. addressable by a key more complex than an integer index
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resulting from association; capable of associating; tending to associate or unite; characterized by association: as, “the associative faculty,”
- In mathematics, applied to an operation which gives the same result whether it first unites two quantities A and B, and then unites the result to a third quantity C, or whether it first unites B and C, and then unites the result to A, the order of the quantities being preserved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
In the rat cortex, long-term associative memories vanished rapidly after local application of an inhibitor of the protein kinase C isoform, protein kinase M zeta PKMzeta.
Sometimes they centered themselves in the present moment, which is called associative thinking.
It is as if what are sometimes called the associative fibers, both ends of which are in the brain, were dwarfed in comparison with the afferent and efferent fibers that mediate sense and motion.
The babblings and squigglings may be pretty or ugly, may carry certain associative meanings, (I think “e” is sort of … endearingly cute as a visual figurae, in its smiley muppetyness,) but these figurae are mostly just jabber and daubings until they’re built-up into morphemes, the smallest units that can have meaning.
If the parenthesis-free notation is tolerated in general logical exposition, this is because ¨ is associative, that is, the wffs
Number one is, What were my first impressions of the idea of associative life; that is, did the idea strike me pleasantly or not?
That reaction, called associative detachment, allowed clouds in the universe to cool, condense and form the first stars.
Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson would later voice strikingly similar ideas about the notion of associative "trails" between documents.
The allusive, tangential nature of Keillor's ideas, and the idea of the film as a journey, recall the associative meanderings of the author WG Sebald.
He found that to crack the game, brains use a unique set of neural pathways known as associative memory, which enables us to discover a pattern from a partial clue.