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free associationnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​method of ​trying to ​see how the ​humanmindworks, in which a ​person says the first word that they ​think of after ​hearing a word that is ​spoken to them
(Definition of free association from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “free association”
in Chinese (Simplified) (研究人类大脑工作原理的)自由联想…
in Chinese (Traditional) (研究人類大腦工作原理的)自由聯想…
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