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 , 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: