associative learning

noun

Definition of associative learning

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

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1905

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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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