# HyperDic: correlation

 NOUN relation correlation, correlativity a reciprocal relation between two or more things cognition correlation, correlation coefficient, coefficient of correlation a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary cognition correlation, correlational statistics 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
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Meaning Synonym A reciprocal relation between two or more things. correlativity reciprocality, reciprocity A relation of mutual dependence or action or influence correlación correlació correlational relating to or employing correlation correlate bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation correlate to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
Meaning Example 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). "what is the correlation between those two variables?" correlation coefficient, coefficient of correlation statistics A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters biserial correlation coefficient, biserial correlation A correlation coefficient in which one variable is many-valued and the other is dichotomous multiple correlation coefficient An estimate of the combined influence of two or more variables on the observed (dependent) variable product-moment correlation coefficient, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient The most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between variables that are linearly related split-half correlation, chance-half correlation A correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test tetrachoric correlation coefficient, tetrachoric correlation A correlation coefficient computed for two normally distributed variables that are both expressed as a dichotomy parametric statistic Any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution coeficiente de correlación, correlación coeficient de correlació, correlació correlational relating to or employing correlation correlate bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation correlate to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
Meaning Synonym 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. correlational statistics correlational analysis The use of statistical correlation to evaluate the strength of the relations between variables curvilinear correlation, nonlinear correlation, skew correlation Any correlation in which the rates of change of the variables is not constant negative correlation, indirect correlation A correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other partial correlation A correlation between two variables when the effects of one or more related variables are removed positive correlation, direct correlation A correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small spurious 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 statistics A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters correlational relating to or employing correlation correlate bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation correlate to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation