Meaning of CORRELATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌkär- ]


Etymology: Medieval Latin correlation-, correlatio, from Latin com- + relation-, relatio relation

Date: 1561

1. : the state or relation of being correlated ; specifically : a relation existing between phenomena or things or between mathematical or statistical variables which tend to vary, be associated, or occur together in a way not expected on the basis of chance alone

the obviously high positive correlation between scholastic aptitude and college entrance — J. B. Conant

2. : the act of correlating

• cor·re·la·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

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