associative learning

noun

Definition of associative learning

: a learning process in which discrete ideas and percepts become linked to one another

First Known Use of associative learning

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of associative learning was in 1905

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“Associative learning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/associative%20learning. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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associative learning

noun

Medical Definition of associative learning

: a learning process in which discrete ideas and percepts which are experienced together become linked to one another — compare paired-associate learning

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