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# Correlation

Cor`re`la´tion   Pronunciation: ~l?´sh?n
n.1.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; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.
 Correlation of energy 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.
 Correlation of forces the relation between the forces which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may exert.
 Noun 1 correlation - a reciprocal relation between two or more thingsSynonyms: correlativity 2 correlation - 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); "what is the correlation between those two variables?" 3 correlation - 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 otherSynonyms: correlational statistics
allegory, analogy, balancing, comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment, comparative linguistics, comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, confrontation, confrontment, contingency, contrast, contrastiveness, dependence, distinction, distinctiveness, interrelation, likening, matching, metaphor, opposing, opposition, parallelism, proportion, relation, relativity, simile, similitude, trope of comparison, weighing
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