- mutual relationship or connection
- the degree of relative correspondence, as between two sets of data: a correlation of 75%
- a correlating or being correlated
Origin of correlation
Medieval Latin correlatio: see com- and relationWhen there is a connection between very cold weather and your car not starting, this is an example of a situation where there is a correlation.
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Origin of correlation
Medieval Latin correlatio: see com- and relation
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noun
Origin of correlation
Medieval Latin correlātiō correlātiōn-Latin com- com- Latin relātiō relation, report ( from relātus ) ( past participle of referre to carry back ; see relate . )Related Forms:
adjective
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(plural correlations)
From Middle French corrélation
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In statistics, a measure of the strength of the relationship between two variables. It is used to predict the value of one variable given the value of the other. For example, a correlation might relate distance from urban location to gasoline consumption. Expressed on a scale from -1.0 to +1.0, the strongest correlations are at both extremes and provide the best predictions. See regression analysis.
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A statistical concept that shows the tendency of two or more variables to change their values at the same time, either in the same direction (positive correlation) or opposite directions (negative correlation).
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