anticorrelation

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

Definition of anticorrelation

plural

anticorrelations

  1. :  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., Science, 29 Nov. 2002

anticorrelate

\¦an-ˌtī-¦kȯr-ə-ˌlāt, -¦kär-, ¦an-tē-\ play 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

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Origin and Etymology of anticorrelation

1anti- + correlation


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