associative associative


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


  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.


  • 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


  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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