• WordNet 3.6
    • adj associative characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination "associative learning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • a Associative Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association; as, the associative faculty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps
    • associative Pertaining to or resulting from association; capable of associating; tending to associate or unite; characterized by association: as, “the associative faculty,”
    • associative In mathematics, applied to an operation which gives the same result whether it first unites two quantities A and B, and then unites the result to a third quantity C, or whether it first unites B and C, and then unites the result to A, the order of the quantities being preserved. Thus, addition and multiplication are said to be associative, on account of the general formulas, (a + b) + c = a + (b + c) (a × b) × c = a × (b × c). In the same sense, mathematicians often use the expressions associative formula, associative principle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • adj Associative tending to association
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.”
  • Josh Billings
    “A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    “An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. associātum, associāread, to socius, a companion.


In literature:

I had always associated this party with latitudinarian principles.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Osiris and Isis of Egypt were associated with the Nile.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Soon after his entry into the Confederate service he became associated with the command of Gen. J.E.B.
"Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William H. F. Lee (A Representative from Virginia)" by Various
Sometimes two or more were associated like partners in the common undertaking.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Champlain had an interview with the merchants, to whom he represented that a good association could be formed in the future.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
A short distance from Hadley is the village of Edgeware, with Whitchurch, famous for its association with the musician Handel.
"British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car" by Thomas D. Murphy
It was a haunting sound, and he kept puzzling over the vague association it seemed to call up.
"Sunrise" by William Black
First of all, because it is an association of young men.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
The offices of the American Short-horn Breeders' Association in Chicago were badly damaged by fire on Sunday, December 30.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
The state of Ch'in had never been so closely associated with the feudal communities of the rest of China as the other feudal states.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Will some maternal association remember in prayer these Chinese girls?
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
These things had become familiar, even dear, through their three days' association with her happy bridals.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
These appearances are commonly associated with the name of Hutchinson, who first described them.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The chartered schools of the American Missionary Association, though doing an essentially similar work, are yet strongly individualized.
"The American Missionary, Volume 49, No. 4, April, 1895" by Various
But there were several of us Princeton players who knew from old association in prep.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
If enough is grown form an association to sell it, get advice from a successful association how to form and how to run it.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
His absent-mindedness was a matter of common comment among his associates.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
Similar associations had existed for twenty years.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
And it has a sociological aspect; for these actions, some of them directly, and all of them indirectly, affect associated beings.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
In the typhoidal inflammations are associated those symptoms which are so prominent in the severe varieties of typhoid fever.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In poetry:

The sound creates its wonted frame:
My bed at home, the songster hid
Behind the wainscoting,--all came
As long association bid.
"Fact Or Fancy?" by James Russell Lowell
With all the dread solemnities
Associated with that word,
The severance of affinities,
Life-loves and friendships long preferred.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Associate Genius bids them flow
With sounds that give a charm to woe;
We weep as tho' it were our own,
As if our hearts were play'd upon.
"Lines Upon The Rev. Mr,C----‘s Impromptu Compositions" by Sir John Carr
We may build more splendid habitations,
Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures,
But we cannot
Buy with gold the old associations!
"The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The moon in partial fullness, mild, serene,
Flooding the landscape with her mellow light,
Illumined every old familiar scene,
Brought their associations to her sight.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
Betty Yack of Mittyack, joined, while still quite charming,
That association having aims for better farming.
"So far, so good, my bitter Bet," remarked her husband, Otto.
"If you join associations you must then adopt the motto."
"The Alternative - 1927" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Minnesota Guernsey Breeders Association hosted the annual National Guernsey Association convention this year, which included a visit to a local farm.
DIAA HADID, Associated Press, KHALID MOHAMMED, Associated Press.
But with city charges the city is responsible for any medical bills or liability associated with them — and Cayler noted that public intoxication charges frequently are associated with bar fights where medical issues come into play.
New York State Bar Association Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section and American Health Lawyers Association Life Sciences Practice Group.
Presentation in association with Pritish Nandy Communications and Video Associates Ltd Produced by Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley.
RICH PEDROCELLI, Associated Press TRACIE CONE, Associated Press.
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), according to a press release.
This may have been going on below the radar but the state Nurses Association has voted to disaffiliated from the American Nurses Association.
Two travel industry associations, the United Motorcoach Association and the National Tour Association, will co-locate their annual conventions starting in 2013.
CALVIN WOODWARD,Associated Press Associated Press.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Association ( NAMA ) will conduct their two conferences during the same dates at the same location.
ALBANY—Maureen Crush of Newburgh was honored with the New York State Bar Association's Root/Stimson Award, presented by Bar Association President Seymour W James, Jr on June 23 in Cooperstown.
Nightingale 's Care is a member of Home Care Association of Colorado and National Association for Home Care and Hospice.
Last week, MSTV and NAB shot down a proposal from the CTIA-The Wireless Association and the Consumer Electronics Association to move broadcasters to a distributed transmission system.
During the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, Harley-Davidson presented a contribution of $3 million to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

In science:

While the holonomies Aj = Haj , Bj = Hbj of the generators associated to the handles are general elements of the gauge group H , the holonomies Mi = Hmi of the loops around the punctures are restricted to conjugacy classes Ci ⊂ H associated to the corresponding orbits ci .
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
For instance, it is known that the Poisson brackets of generalised Wilson loop observables depend on the intersection behaviour of the associated curves on the surface, i. e. the number of intersection points and the associated oriented intersection numbers.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
In this section, we use the dual generators of the fundamental group to derive explicit expressions for the Poisson bracket of generalised Wilson loop observables associated to embedded curves on the surface Sg ,n\D and to determine the associated flows on the extended phase space H n+2g .
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
By applying the involution I ∈ Aut(π1 (Sg ,n\D )) to Fock and Rosly’s description of the moduli space of flat connections, we therefore obtain explicit expressions for the Poisson brackets of generalised Wilson loop observables associated to curves on Sg ,n\D and the associated flows on phase space.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
This allowed us to give explicit expressions for the Poisson brackets of the Wilson loop observables associated to general conjugation invariant functions on H and general embedded curves on Sg ,n\D and to derive the associated flows on phase space.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
It then follows from Example 2.4 that Ui = Lq−p=i (∧p,qT ∗ CM) and that the ¯∂ operator associated to the generalized complex structure J2 coincides with the usual ¯∂ associated to the complex structure I.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
It is simple to check that the ν -randomization of the Palm distribution associated to a given stationary simple point process coincides with the Palm distribution associated to the ν –randomization of the stationary simple point process.
Mott law as upper bound for a random walk in a random environment
We write ˆPρ for the Poisson point process with density ρ, Pρ for its ν –randomization, ˆP0,ρ for the Palm distribution associated to ˆPρ and P0,ρ for the Palm distribution associated to Pρ .
Mott law as upper bound for a random walk in a random environment
Theorem 2.5 (den Hollander and Steif ). (i) For simple random walk on Zd , the associated RWRS is weak Bernoul li if and only if d ≥ 5. (ii) For random walk with bounded step size and nonzero mean, the associated RWRS is weak Bernoul li for any d ≥ 1.
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
There are also examples of (1.1) which are not induced by association, see [11, 20]. A strong invariance principle for associated random sequences whose Cox-Grimmett coefficient decreases exponentially was proved by Yu .
Strong invariance principle for dependent random fields
Given a Γ : U → V with associated matrix G, the composition of Γ and Ξ, Γ ◦ Ξ : A → V , will have the associated matrix X GT .
Inverting Random Functions III: Discrete MLE Revisited
Example 4.5 Let A be an associative commutative algebra over F with a derivation D, and let H = F1 ⊕ Him be the algebra of degenerate quaternions over F, i.e., 1 is the unit element and Him = Fi⊕ Fj ⊕ Fk is a 3-dimensional associative algebra with the product i × j = k , j × k = i, k × i = j , i2 = j 2 = k2 = 0.
Classification of linearly compact simple Jordan and generalized Poisson superalgebras
The idea is that each cycle is associated to a basis state of the internal space, using the fact that cycles that do not have a vertex in common can be associated to the same basis state.
Exploring scalar quantum walks on Cayley graphs
The basis of the fluxon approach to numerical modeling is the analogy between field lines and an associated vector field: a field line map completely describes the associated magnetic field, and vice versa.
Fluxon Modeling of Low-Beta Plasmas
One can check that the Borcherds-Cartan matrix associated to Q± is exactly C± , where C is the Borcherds-Cartan matrix associated to Q.
Generalized Kac-Moody Lie Algebras And Product Quivers