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English definition of “associative property”

associative property

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