Associatively



pertaining to or resulting from association.
tending to associate or unite.
Mathematics, Logic.

(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.

adjective
of, relating to, or causing association or union
(maths, logic)

being independent of the grouping of numbers, symbols, or terms within a given set, as in conjunction or in an expression such as (2 × 3) × 4 = 2 × (3 × 4)
referring to this property: the associative laws of arithmetic

adj.

1812, from associate (v.) + -ive.
associative
(ə-sō’shə-tĭv)
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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