associative array

<programming>

(Or "hash", "map", "dictionary") 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 for faster look-up.

Last updated: 2007-10-02

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associative memory

content addressable memory

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Associative Memory Parallel Processing Language

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(AMPPL-II) A language from the early 1970s.

Last updated: 1995-11-14

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