autocorrelation

noun au·to·cor·re·la·tion \ ˌȯ-tō-ˌkȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən , -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

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