nonassociative ring

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nonassociative ring

[‚nän·ə¦sō·shəd·əv ′riŋ]
(mathematics)
A generalization of the concept of a ring; it is an algebraic system with two binary operations called addition and multiplication such that the system is a commutative group relative to addition, and multiplication is distributive with respect to addition, but multiplication is not assumed to be associative.