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

  • intransitive verb To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation.
  • intransitive verb To be related by a correlation.
  • adjective Related by a correlation, especially having corresponding characteristics.
  • noun Either of two correlate entities; a correlative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Reciprocally related in any way; having interdependence, interconnection, or parallelism in use, form, etc.; correlated: as, the correlate motions of two bodies.
  • noun 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.
  • 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.

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

  • transitive verb To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation.
  • intransitive verb To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.
  • noun One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation to something else, as father to son; a correlative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
  • verb intransitive To be related by a correlation
  • noun Either of a pair of things related by a correlation; a correlative

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
  • noun either of two or more related or complementary variables
  • adjective mutually related
  • verb bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation


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

[Back-formation from correlation.]


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