Definition of associative memory in US English:

associative memory


  • A memory capable of determining whether a given datum (the search word) is contained in one of its addresses or locations.

    • ‘As more of the inner workings of the brain is learned, associative memory in the computing world will change proportionally in order to construct more accurate and powerful models.’
    • ‘While search engines help with direct recall, Remem is a tool for associative memory.’
    • ‘Supporting technology includes the use of intelligent agents, cognitive machine intelligence, associative memory, neural networks, pattern matching, Bayesian inference networks, and biologically inspired algorithms.’