associate
1. (a-so′shi-at)Any item or individual grouped with others by some common factor. 2. (a-so′she-at)To accomplish association.
- paired associates words, syllables, digits, or other items learned in pairs, so that when one is given, its a. is to be recalled.

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as·so·ci·ate ə-'sō-s(h)ē-.āt vb, -at·ed; -at·ing vt
1) to join or connect (things) together
2) to bring together in a relationship <infectious disease associated with a rise in body temperature> vi
1) to combine or join with other parts <fibrils of the sensory neurons \associate with motor neurons (S. J. Jacob & C. A. Francone)>
2) to engage in free association <the patient associated freely about his childhood>
as·so·ciate ə-'sō-s(h)ē-ət, -shət, -s(h)ē-.āt adj ranking immediately below the senior or chief position <\associate clinical professor of medicine> <\associate medical examiner>
as·so·ciate like* n
1) a research worker or teacher affiliated with a professional organization or institution and ranking below a professor or full member <a research \associate in pathology>
2) often cap a degree conferred esp. by a junior college <an Associate in Technical Arts degree in nursing (Skagit Valley Coll. Catalog)>

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