# Meaning of correlation in English

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## Noun

correlation### Etymology

mid 16th century: from medieval Latin correlatio(n-), from cor-‘together’ + relatio (see relation)### Definitions

1. a reciprocal relation between two or more things#### Derived terms

- 2. a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary
#### Examples

- « 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? »

#### Derived terms

- 3. 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
#### Derived terms

## Famous quotes

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