Meaning of associative
Pronunciation: (u-sō'shē-ā"tiv, -sē-, -shu-tiv), [key]
- pertaining to or resulting from association.
- tending to associate or unite.
- associative law of multiplication.
- (of an operation on a set of elements) giving an equivalent expression when elements are grouped without change of order, as (a + b) + c = a + (b + c).
- having reference to this property:associative law of multiplication.
- associative (Thesaurus)