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Ideas and concepts, which are available to the memory of a man are related.
This relationship is based on the past experience of a man and, in the final analysis, more or less accurately reproduces objectively existing relationship between the phenomena of the real world.
Since Aristotle the people distinguish association by similarity, contrast and contiguity.
Association by similarity is based on the fact that the associated phenomena have some common features.
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Pew Internet & American Life Project, Online Dating and Relationships, 2013.
It represents a result of generalization of the conditioned connection in which similar stimuli evoke similar reactions (for example, excitement of synonymic series with actualization of one of the synonyms: woe - unhappiness, sorrow, grief, sadness, and so on).
Close to the association by similarity is association by contrast, the origin of which is explained by the presence in phenomena of opposite features.
Currently, the three mentioned types of associations are classified as simple or mechanical.
Along with them, more complex semantic association is distinguished.
"Word Associations Network" is inherently an ideographic dictionary or thesaurus.