Meaning of CORRELATION in English


/ ˌkɒrəˈleɪʃn; NAmE ˌkɔːr-; ˌkɑːr-/ noun

[ C , U ] correlation (between A and B) | correlation (of A with B) a connection between two things in which one thing changes as the other does :

There is a direct correlation between exposure to sun and skin cancer.

the correlation of social power with wealth



mid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin correlatio(n-) , from cor- together + relatio , from referre bring back, from re- back + ferre bring.

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