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 (ə-sō′shə-tĭv, -sē-ə-tĭv, -sē-ā′tĭv, -shē-)
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.


the quality of being associative
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