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associative propertynoun [U]

specialized
the ​mathematicalprinciple that the ​order in which three ​numbers are ​grouped when being ​added or ​multiplied does not ​matter
(Definition of associative property from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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associative propertynoun [U]

 /əˈsoʊ·ʃi·ə·t̬ɪv ˈprɑp·ər·t̬i/
mathematics the ​mathematicalprinciple that the ​order in which three ​numbers are grouped when being ​added or ​multiplied does not ​matter
(Definition of associative property from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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