1 of, relating to, or causing association or union
a being independent of the grouping of numbers, symbols, or terms within a given set, as in conjunction or in an expression such as (2x3)x4 = 2x(3x4)
b referring to this property the associative laws of arithmetic
n (Anatomy) the part of the cortex that does not have direct connections to the senses or motor system and is thought to be involved in higher mental processes
n (Computing) a storage device in which the information is identified by content rather than by an address, (Also called)
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