associative [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (ə-sō'shə-tĭv) Pronunciation Key |
Of or relating to the property of an operation, such as addition or multiplication, which states that the grouping of numbers undergoing the operation does not change the result. For example, 3 + (4 + 5) is equal to (3 + 4) + 5. See also commutative, distributive.
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