associative learning


Definition of associative learning

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

Examples of associative learning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more than a century, this test has evaluated associative learning skills by observing test takers' ability to correctly match symbols to numbers according to a key on the page within 90 to 120 seconds. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 30 Aug. 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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