anticorrelation

noun an·ti·cor·re·la·tion \ ¦an-ˌtī-ˌkȯr-ə-¦lā-shən , -ˌkär- , ¦an-tē- \

Definition of anticorrelation

plural anticorrelations
:an inverse correlation
  • 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.Science29 Nov. 2002

anticorrelate

play \¦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 Morphogenesis2009
    • … 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 ChiangJournal of Dairy Science15 Dec. 2005

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