Meaning of CORRELATION in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈlāshən noun

( -s )

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

1. : the act or process of correlating : the condition or fact of being correlated

the exact correlation of tempo, emphasis, and climax — Parker Tyler

specifically : the relation of phenomena as invariable accompaniments of each other whether causally connected or not

the assumption is that there is a positive correlation between performance and pay — Kermit Eby

2. : reciprocal or mutual relation in the occurrence (as of deafness in blue-eyed white cats or the expression of apical dominance in plants) of different structures, characteristics, or processes in organisms

3. : an interdependence between mathematical variables especially in statistics

4. : determination of synchrony, of homotaxis, or of relation to the scale of geologic time — usually used in the comparison of geologic formations or of fossil faunas or floras belonging to different districts

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