# Associative ^{ }

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### Associative Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

### Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

- characterized by or causing or resulting from association; "associative learning"
- relating to or resulting from association; "associative recall"

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### Associative Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Associativity is a property of mathematical operations (like addition and multiplication). It means that if you have more than one of the same associative operator (like +) in a row, the order of operations does not matter.

For example, if you have 2 + 5 + 10 {\displaystyle 2+5+10\ } , there are two plus signs (+) in a row. This means we can add it in either this order:

Or this order:

The answer comes out the same both ways because addition is associative. In other words, associativity means: