
Definition of Correlation
1. Noun. A reciprocal relation between two or more things.
Generic synonyms: Reciprocality, Reciprocity
Derivative terms: Correlate, Correlate, Correlational, Correlative, Correlative
2. Noun. A statistic representing how closely two variables covary; it can vary from 1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation). "What is the correlation between those two variables?"
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Parametric Statistic
Specialized synonyms: Pearson Productmoment Correlation Coefficient, Productmoment Correlation Coefficient, Multiple Correlation Coefficient, Biserial Correlation, Biserial Correlation Coefficient, Chancehalf Correlation, Splithalf Correlation, Tetrachoric Correlation, Tetrachoric Correlation Coefficient
Derivative terms: Correlate, Correlate, Correlational
3. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Statistics
Group relationships: Correlational Analysis
Specialized synonyms: Curvilinear Correlation, Nonlinear Correlation, Skew Correlation, Partial Correlation, Direct Correlation, Positive Correlation, Indirect Correlation, Negative Correlation, Spurious Correlation
Derivative terms: Correlate, Correlate, Correlational
Definition of Correlation
1. n. Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.
Definition of Correlation
1. Noun. A reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects ¹
2. Noun. (statistics) One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Correlation
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1. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1920)
"^Tors in the conception of correlation and the use of the correlation ti c. t
... The gist of Dr. King's argument runs as follows: (1) the correlation ..."
2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Corrective correlation (biology) Application of correlation formulae to the ...
Am Nat 51:23844 Ap '17 Chemical basis of correlation: production of equal ..."
3. Projective Geometry by John Wesley Young, Oswald Veblen (1910)
"Analytic representation of a correlation between two planes. ... Any correlation
in a plane is given as a transformation of points into lines by equations ..."
4. Report (1905)
"In a general plan of investigation of organic correlation it was proposed as one
item to make a thorough study of the degree of correlation existing between ..."
5. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"THE correlation OP ABILITIES There is no opposition between " general ...
In technical language, there is a " positive correlation " between general ..."
6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1904)
"The correlation o\ Geological Faunas: A Contribution to Devonian Paleontology.
... IN the investigation of geologic problems concerned with correlation, ..."