# Definitions and Synonyms of *correlation* | Another word for *correlation* | What is *correlation? *

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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*) a correlation coefficient computed for two normally distributed variables that are both expressed as a dichotomy