Meaning of CORRELATION
Pronunciation:   `koru'leyshun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] 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
 [n] 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?"
 [n] a reciprocal relation between two or more things


CORRELATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C. 
 Synonyms:   coefficient of correlation, correlation coefficient, correlational statistics, correlativity 

 See Also:   biserial correlation, biserial correlation coefficient, chancehalf correlation, correlational analysis, curvilinear correlation, direct correlation, indirect correlation, multiple correlation coefficient, negative correlation, nonlinear correlation, parametric statistic, partial correlation, Pearson productmoment correlation coefficient, positive correlation, productmoment correlation coefficient, reciprocality, reciprocity, skew correlation, splithalf correlation, spurious correlation, statistics, tetrachoric correlation, tetrachoric correlation coefficient  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Cor`re*la"tion\ (l?"sh?n), n. [LL. correlatio; L.
cor + relatio: cf. F. corr['e]lation. Cf. {Correlation}.]
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.
{Correlation of energy}, the relation to one another of
different forms of energy;  usually having some
reference to the principle of conservation of energy. See
{Conservation of energy}, under {Conservation}.
{Correlation of forces}, the relation between the forces
which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may
exert.


Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   allegory, analogy, balancing, comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment, comparative linguistics, comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, confrontation, confrontment, contingency, contrast, contrastiveness, dependence, distinction, distinctiveness, interrelation, likening, matching, metaphor, opposing, opposition, parallelism, proportion, relation, relativity, simile, similitude, trope of comparison, weighing 
 

