autocorrelation

noun
au·​to·​cor·​re·​la·​tion | \ ˌȯ-tō-ˌkȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce autocorrelation (audio) , -ˌkär- \

Definition of autocorrelation

: the correlation between paired values of a function of a mathematical or statistical variable taken at usually constant intervals that indicates the degree of periodicity of the function

First Known Use of autocorrelation

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autocorrelation was in 1933

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“Autocorrelation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autocorrelation. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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