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associative array

<programming> An array where the indices are not just integers but may be arbitrary strings.

awk and its descendants (e.g. Perl) have associative arrays which are implemented using hash coding.

(1995-02-16)

 


Nearby terms: Association of American Publishers Association of C and C++ Users Association of Lisp Users associative array associative memory Associative Memory Parallel Processing Language AST
 

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