Definitions for "Associative array"
A programming construct where individual elements are associated with specific names, rather than array positions or locations. Perl offers an especially good implementation of such arrays.
a form of array
a list of elements, but each element in the array is accessed by an index value that does not have to be a number
Keywords:  fancy, term
a fancy term
Keywords:  pairs, key, value, stores, structure
a data structure that stores pairs of keys and values
a set of key/value pairs