(Or “hash”, “map”, “dictionary”) An array where the indices are not just integers but may be arbitrary strings.
awk and its descendants (e.g. Perl) have associative arrays which are implemented using hash coding for faster look-up.
- Associative cortex
noun (anatomy) the part of the cortex that does not have direct connections to the senses or motor system and is thought to be involved in higher mental processes
- Associative learning
associative learning associative learning n. A learning principle based on the belief that ideas and experiences reinforce one another and can be mentally linked to enhance the learning process.
- Associative memory
associative memory content addressable memory Historical Examples No wonder that the associative memory has to be most carefully cultivated in golf. The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile Without this power of associative memory we would not be able to reason. Plain English Marian Wharton
- Associative neuron
associative neuron associative neuron n. A nerve cell that is within the central nervous system and that links sensory and motor neurons.
- Associative storage
noun (computing) a storage device in which the information is identified by content rather than by an address Also called content-addressable storage