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as·so·ci·ate

(ă-sō'sē-ăt -āt),
1. Any item or person grouped with others by some common factor.
2. To accomplish association.
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associate

adjective Referring to a lesser status (e.g., associate professor, associate specialist).
noun Colleague, confrère.
verb
(1) Link, connect, relate, equate
(2) Mix, socialise, fraternise, hobnob, hang out
(3) Affiliate, connect, ally, team up.
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as·so·ci·ate

(ă-sō'sē-ăt, -āt)
1. Any item or person grouped with others by some common factor.
2. To form an association.
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The decider subsystem receives this information and combines it with information from the reproducer subsystem (genetic information), the timer subsystem, the memory subsystem, the associator subsystem, and the internal transducer subsystem to form information outputs.
The actual encoder and decoder are not described in detail here, as they are merely simple pattern associators which have been demonstrated as effective for this type of task by Barnes and Hampson (1993a, 1993b).
Foreshadowing the Regulation was the Sandy Creek Association, a limited political reform movement organized in Southwestern Orange County in 1766.(5) Praising the Sons of Liberty for their bold stand against British tyranny, the associators in Orange County noted that oppression and corruption also pervaded their local or county government.
Because the encoder and decoder are simple (slave) pattern associators which recode input for and decode output from the relational responding machine, the results reported here refer chiefly to the behavior of the central module, the relational responding machine.

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