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As associative (from latin associare "unite, connect, associate, network") refers to

  • the associative algebra , a term used in abstract algebra.
  • the associative file management , a type of file organization in computer science.
  • the associative relaxation , the restriction / disruption of thought content.
  • an associative data field , a special array in computer science that uses keys for indexing.
  • In mathematics, combinations where the order of execution is irrelevant, see associative law .
  • a freely programmable machine composed of associative memories, see associative machine .
  • an associative memory with a structure that can be represented as a matrix or in the form of a grid, see associative matrix .
  • a form of memory to access individual memory contents, see associative memory .

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