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Meaning of CORRELATION

Pronunciation:  `koru'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other
  2. [n]  a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation); "what is the correlation between those two variables?"
  3. [n]  a reciprocal relation between two or more things
 

CORRELATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: coefficient of correlation, correlation coefficient, correlational statistics, correlativity
 
 See Also: biserial correlation, biserial correlation coefficient, chance-half correlation, correlational analysis, curvilinear correlation, direct correlation, indirect correlation, multiple correlation coefficient, negative correlation, nonlinear correlation, parametric statistic, partial correlation, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, positive correlation, product-moment correlation coefficient, reciprocality, reciprocity, skew correlation, split-half correlation, spurious correlation, statistics, tetrachoric correlation, tetrachoric correlation coefficient

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cor`re*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n. [LL. correlatio; L.
cor- + relatio: cf. F. corr['e]lation. Cf. {Correlation}.]
Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism
of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of
giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as,
the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.

{Correlation of energy}, the relation to one another of
   different forms of energy; -- usually having some
   reference to the principle of conservation of energy. See
   {Conservation of energy}, under {Conservation}.

{Correlation of forces}, the relation between the forces
   which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may
   exert.

 
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 Related Terms: allegory, analogy, balancing, comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment, comparative linguistics, comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, confrontation, confrontment, contingency, contrast, contrastiveness, dependence, distinction, distinctiveness, interrelation, likening, matching, metaphor, opposing, opposition, parallelism, proportion, relation, relativity, simile, similitude, trope of comparison, weighing
 

 

 

 

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