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Definition 1: 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) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where correlation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what is the correlation between those two variables?

Synonyms for correlation in the sense of this definition

(correlation is a kind of ...) any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution

(... is a kind of correlation ) the most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between variables that are linearly related

(... is a kind of correlation ) an estimate of the combined influence of two or more variables on the observed (dependent) variable

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation coefficient in which one variable is many-valued and the other is dichotomous

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test; taken as an indication of the reliability of the test

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation coefficient computed for two normally distributed variables that are both expressed as a dichotomy

(correlation belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for correlation in the sense of this definition

(correlation is a kind of ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

(... is a kind of correlation ) any correlation in which the rates of change of the variables is not constant

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation between two variables when the effects of one or more related variables are removed

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1

(... is a kind of correlation ) a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1

(... is a kind of correlation ) 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

(... is part of correlation) the use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables

Definition 3: a reciprocal relation between two or more things - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for correlation in the sense of this definition

(correlation is a kind of ...) a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

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