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Associative storage

In telecommunication, the term associative storage has the following meanings:

1. A storage device whose storage locations are identified by their contents, or by a part of their contents, rather than by their names or positions.

Note: Associative storage can also refer to this process as well as to the device. Synonym content-addressable storage.

2. Storage that supplements another storage.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C

See also: content-addressable memory[?]


Anargyos Krikelis, Charles C. Weems (editors) (1997) Associative Processing and Processors, IEEE Computer Science Press. ISBN 0818676612

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