associative


associative
as·so·cia·tive ə-'sō-s(h)ē-.āt-iv, -shət-iv adj
1) of or relating to association esp. of ideas or images <an \associative symbol>
2 a) dependent on or characterized by association <an \associative reaction>
b) acquired by a process of learning <an \associative reflex>

Medical dictionary. 2011.