American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put or bring into causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relation.
- v. To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation: correlated drug abuse and crime.
- v. To be related by a correlation.
- adj. Related by a correlation, especially having corresponding characteristics.
- n. Either of two correlate entities; a correlative.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place in reciprocal relation; establish a relation of interdependence or interconnection between, as between the parts of a mechanism; bring into intimate or orderly connection.
- To be reciprocally related; have a reciprocal relation with regard to structure or use, as the parts of a body.
- Reciprocally related in any way; having interdependence, interconnection, or parallelism in use, form, etc.; correlated: as, the correlate motions of two bodies.
- n. The second term of a relation; that to which something, termed the relate, is related in any given way. Thus, child is the correlate, in the relation at paternity, to father as relate.
- v. transitive To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
- v. intransitive To be related by a correlation
- n. Either of a pair of things related by a correlation; a correlative
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.
- v. To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation.
- n. One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation to something else, as father to son; a correlative.
- v. to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
- n. either of two or more related or complementary variables
- adj. mutually related
- v. bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation
- Back-formation from correlation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That the graphs roughly correlate is indicative of not much of anything.”
“Dr. Stephen R. Marquardt, attempted to quantify beauty scientifically by developing the Golden Decagon Mask based on the ratio 1: 1.618 - The closervarious facialfeatures such as length of nose, position of eyes and length of chin correlate tokey points on the template, the more aesthetically pleasing the face is.”
“The team could see from the data which parts of the brain correlate to these movements.”
“What this fails to correlate is that at $446.81 dollars spent fighting it every second and at 1 arrest every 38 seconds, that’s $16,978.78 for every arrest, most of which are for simple possession.”
“Wattage labels correlate to the amount of electricity consumed, not sucking power.”
“â€œThere are, customarily, three different ways to rank search results,â€ Najork says. â€œOne way is to see how well the query terms correlate with whatâ€™s on a Web page.”
“A "correlate" of a thing -- any thing -- simply implies the reciprocal relation it bears to some other thing.”
“Furthermore, the cited article repeatedly uses the term "correlate" itself, and thus the headline should reflect the point made in the article.”
“If we look on a hundred year resolution then yes in the last 150 years we have seen warming, of which only 30 years "correlate" with CO2.”
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