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correlate

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noun cor·re·late \ˈkȯr-ə-lət, ˈkär-, -ˌlāt\

Definition of correlate

  1. 1 :  either of two things so related that one directly implies or is complementary to the other (such as husband and wife) brain size as a correlate of intelligence

  2. 2 :  a phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon, is usually parallel to it, and is related in some way to it … precise electrical correlates of conscious thinking in the human brain … — Bayard Webster

correlate

adjective

Examples of correlate in a Sentence

  1. brain size as a correlate of intelligence

  2. the often uneasy relationship between the employer and his correlate, the employee

Origin and Etymology of correlate

back-formation from correlation


First Known Use: 1643


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correlate

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verb cor·re·late \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlāt, ˈkär-\

Definition of correlate

correlated

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correlating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bear reciprocal or mutual relations :  correspond If two things correlate, a change in one thing results in a similar or opposite change in the other thing.

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1a :  to establish a mutual or reciprocal relation between correlate activities in the lab and the fieldb :  to show correlation or a causal relationship between There is no evidence correlating height and intelligence.

  5. 2 :  to present or set forth so as to show relationship He correlates the findings of the scientists, the psychologists, and the mystics. — Eugene Exman

correlatable

play \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlā-tə-bəl, ˈkär-\ adjective

correlator

play \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlā-tər, ˈkär-\ noun

Examples of correlate in a Sentence

  1. There is no evidence correlating height and intelligence.

  2. a demanding father who always correlated success with hard work

Origin and Etymology of correlate

see 1correlate


First Known Use: circa 1742




CORRELATE Defined for English Language Learners

correlate

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Definition of correlate for English Language Learners

  • : either one of two things that are closely connected or correlated with each other

correlate

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Definition of correlate for English Language Learners

  • : to have a close connection with something : to have a correlation to something

  • : to show that a close connection exists between (two or more things)



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