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  1. spurious correlationnoun

    a correlation between two variables (e.g., between the number of electric motors in the home and grades at school) that does not result from any direct relation between them (buying electric motors will not raise grades) but from their relation to other variables


  1. spurious correlation

    In statistics, a spurious relationship or spurious correlation is a mathematical relationship in which two or more events or variables are associated but not causally related, due to either coincidence or the presence of a certain third, unseen factor (referred to as a "common response variable", "confounding factor", or "lurking variable").


  1. spurious correlation

    A spurious correlation refers to a statistical relationship between two or more variables that appears to be causal, but is actually due to either coincidence or the presence of another unseen factor. This means that the variables in question seem to be connected but are not really related, or that the correlation occurs due to a third variable influencing both variables under examination.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurious correlation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurious correlation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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