associative associative

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

Usage(s):

  1. Teachers who work with autistic children need to understand associative thought patterns.
  2. Many of the contributions couldn't even be called comix and most of the rest have nonsensical, free-associative narratives.
  3. Scenes unfold in a bizarre, seemingly free-associative sequence, making them both endlessly surprising and mysteriously evocative.

News

  • MN, ND communities come together for new bridge

    North Dakota and Minnesota townships that once fought over flood issues in the Olso area are coming together for a new bridge. Four townships on both sides of the border have formed the Border Township Associative Group.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WDAZ 8 Grand Forks

Quotes

  1. "It's probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me artistically," Saget said of his off-Broadway experience. "I knew I wanted to come back and do something else. My standup is very free associative. I let it come to me when it...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Bob Saget Source: Washington Post

  2. Bush wrote, "Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready made with a mesh of associative trails running through them."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Vannevar Bush Source: Lifeboat Foundation (blog)

  3. "When we were making decisions about the film, looking at cuts, my mantra was: 'Don't break the spell, don't break the spell,'" says Azerrad. "It's supposed to be this immersive, dream-like, associative experience."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Michael Azerrad Source: Village Voice

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