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as·so·ci·a·tive

 (ə-sō′shə-tĭv, -sē-ə-tĭv, -sē-ā′tĭv, -shē-)
adj.
1. Of, characterized by, resulting from, or causing association.
2. Mathematics Independent of the grouping of elements. For example, if a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c, the operation indicated by + is associative.

as·so′ci·a·tive·ly adv.
as·so′ci·a′tiv′i·ty (-sē-ə-tĭv′ĭ-tē, -shē-, -shə-tĭv′-) n.
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associativity

(əˌsəʊsɪəˈtɪvɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being associative
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associativité
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