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ˌkɔr əˈleɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-Cor·re·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correlation, correlativitynoun

    a reciprocal relation between two or more things

  2. correlation coefficient, coefficient of correlation, correlationnoun

    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. correlation, correlational statisticsnoun

    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


  1. correlationnoun

    A reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects

  2. correlationnoun

    One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correlationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [LL. correlatio; L. cor- + relatio: cf. F. corrlation. Cf. Correlation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Correlation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Correlation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Correlation in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    Commodities have shown a high correlation to inflation, especially in high inflation periods. In addition to diversification, the commodities asset class may also protect investment portfolios against an expected inflation or a declining local currency.

  2. Yang Claire Yang:

    It's not just this weird correlation, just the extent you have others around and can provide assistance and resources and a sense of companionship. ... Even basic things like if you were to fall or have a medical emergency can make a huge difference in your outcome.

  3. Beth Brooke-Marciniak:

    We're actually starting to show that it's not just coincidence. The success in sport does have a very significant correlation to success in business.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When evaluating someone’s actions or temperament, always examine motive for it is the essence of what and who they are. One’s actions are in direct correlation with the conscience.

  5. Shelly Flagel:

    Often, the reason we study this type of learning process is to help us better understand addiction, and the biggest problem with addiction is relapse, when you see this biological correlation between those who are and those who are not able to resist something, you can build on that.

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