Definition of anticorrelation
- In 1801, the Astronomer Royal, William Herschel, effectively launched the field of solar variability influences on weather by noticing an anticorrelation between the price of wheat and the number of visible sunspots.
- —K. S. Carslaw et al., Science, 29 Nov. 2002
anticorrelateplay \¦an-ˌtī-¦kȯr-ə-ˌlāt, -¦kär-, ¦an-tē-\ verb, transitive + intransitive, anticorrelated; anticorrelating; anticorrelates
- Many-sided cells are expected to be larger than fewer-sided cells, both based on experimental observation and based on statistical inference. … By anticorrelating the many-sided and the few-sided cells, the tissue reduces the frequency at which multiple large cells are crowded together, or at which multiple small cells are stretched to remain neighbors.
- —William T. Gibson and Matthew C. Gibson, in Tissue Remodeling and Epithelial Morphogenesis, 2009
- … we note the pronounced tendency of observed remote tropical precipitation anomalies to anticorrelate with the equatorial Pacific anomalies.
- —Benjamin R Lintner and John C H Chiang, Journal of Dairy Science, 15 Dec. 2005