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free association

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