one of a number of measures of correlation, usually assuming values from +1 to −1.
(statistics) a statistic measuring the degree of correlation between two variables as by dividing their covariance by the square root of the product of their variances. The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1 or –1 the greater the correlation; if it is random, the coefficient is zero See also Pearson’s correlation coefficient, Spearman’s rank-order coefficient
[kawr-uh-ley-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈleɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-/ noun 1. mutual relation of two or more things, parts, etc.: Studies find a positive correlation between severity of illness and nutritional status of the patients. Synonyms: similarity, correspondence, matching; parallelism, equivalence; interdependence, interrelationship, interconnection. 2. the act of or state of being . 3. Statistics. the degree […]
noun, Statistics. 1. the ratio of the variance between arrays of data within a sample to the variance of the whole sample.
[kuh-rel-uh-tiv] /kəˈrɛl ə tɪv/ adjective 1. so related that each implies or complements the other. 2. being in ; mutually related. 3. Grammar. answering to or complementing one another and regularly used in association, as either and or, not only and but. 4. Biology. (of a typical structure of an organism) found in correlation with […]
noun, Grammar. 1. either member of a matched pair of words, of which the second is a coordinating conjunction, as either … or, neither … nor, both … and, or not only … but.