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

  • transitive v. To put or bring into causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relation.
  • transitive v. To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation: correlated drug abuse and crime.
  • intransitive v. To be related by a correlation.
  • adj. Related by a correlation, especially having corresponding characteristics.
  • n. Either of two correlate entities; a correlative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
  • v. To be related by a correlation
  • n. Either of a pair of things related by a correlation; a correlative

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.

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

  • 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


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

Back-formation from correlation.



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