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# correlation

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun A relationship or connection between two things based on co-occurrence or pattern of change.
• noun Statistics The tendency for two values or variables to change together, in either the same or opposite way.
• noun An act of correlating or the condition of being correlated.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun Reciprocal relation; interdependence or interconnection.
• noun The act of bringing into orderly connection or reciprocal relation.
• noun In physiology, specifically, the interdependence of organs or functions; the reciprocal relations of organs.
• noun In geometry, such a relation between two planes that to each intersection of lines in either there corresponds in the other a line of junction between points corresponding to the intersecting lines in the first plane; also, a relation between two spaces such that to every point in either there corresponds a plane in the other, three planes in either intersecting in a point corresponding to the plane of the three points in the other space to which the three intersecting planes correspond; more generally, a relation between figures, propositions, etc., derivable from one another in an n-dimensional space by interchanging points with (n—1) -dimensional flats.
• noun In statistics, the relation of two or more variable quantities.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun 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.
• noun 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.
• noun the relation between the forces which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may exert.

• noun A reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects
• noun statistics One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship.

• noun a reciprocal relation between two or more things
• noun 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)
• noun 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

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin correlātiō, correlātiōn- : Latin com-, com- + Latin relātiō, relation, report (from relātus, past participle of referre, to carry back; see relate).]

## Examples

• Historically, the dependency between two securities has been calculated using linear correlation or more generically correlation.

• Historically, the dependency between two securities has been calculated using linear correlation or more generically correlation.

• It is significant that in later times the term correlation has come to be applied more especially to the purely empirical constancies of relation, and has lost most of its functional significance.

• Except the correlation is the exact opposite of conventional wisdom -- the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.

Cenk Uygur: The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts Cenk Uygur 2010

• Except the correlation is the exact opposite of conventional wisdom -- the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.

Cenk Uygur: The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts Cenk Uygur 2010

• Except the correlation is the opposite of conventional wisdom: the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.

Cenk Uygur: The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts Cenk Uygur 2010

• Except the correlation is the exact opposite of conventional wisdom -- the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.

Cenk Uygur: The Big Republican Lie on Tax Cuts Cenk Uygur 2010

• But the correlation is a short term correlation – there is little to no correlation in the long term trends.

• They concluded that because of our failure to prevail in Vietnam and because of Nixon's willingness to come to Moscow and make deals -- the first SALT treaty and so on -- with the Russians that what they called the correlation of forces in the world had shifted to their advantage and that they were now on the winning wicket.

• These assertions are based on increases in correlation over time between general circulation model prognostications and observations as derived from a centred pattern correlation statistic.