## ASSOCIATIVE

### associative

#### Adjective

- Pertaining to, resulting from, or characterised by association; capable of associating; tending to associate or unite.
- such that, for any operands <math> a, b, c </math>, <math> (a * b) * c = a * (b * c) </math>
- addressable by a key more complex than an integer index
*Awk's***associative**arrays may be indexed by strings.*Associative**memories were once given considerable attention.*

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