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Nonsense correlation

(statistics) a correlation supported by data but having no basis in reality, as between incidence of the common cold and ownership of televisions


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  • Nonsense-syllable

    noun, Psychology. 1. any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments. noun 1. (psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning

  • Nonsense triplet

    nonsense triplet non·sense triplet (nŏn’sěns’, -səns) n. A codon that causes the premature termination of a growing polypeptide chain, thus producing incomplete protein fragments.

  • Nonsense-verse

    noun 1. a form of light verse, usually for children, depicting imaginative characters in amusing situations of fantasy, whimsical in tone and with a rhythmic appeal, often employing fanciful phrases and meaningless made-up words. noun 1. verse in which the sense is nonexistent or absurd, such as that of Edward Lear

  • Nonsense word

    noun any word with no determinable or accepted meaning

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