- … the obviously high positive correlation between scholastic aptitude and college entrance …
- —James B. Conant
Examples of correlation in a Sentence
the correlation of brain size and intelligence
Researchers have found a direct correlation between smoking and lung cancer.
She says that there's no correlation between being thin and being happy.
Recent Examples of correlation from the Web
Finding a correlation between minimum wage and restaurant closures has long been a murky affair.
An Eye On Ohio review of public records for the past 10 years, however, found a strong correlation between the amount of campaign contributions and the revenue received by law firms doing collection work for the attorney general’s office.
Consider this review of studies on sugary drinks, which showed how independently funded studies tend to find a correlation between soda consumption and poor health outcomes.
One recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found no correlation between marijuana consumption and the risk of fatal collisions, after adjusting for age and gender.
Some studies have found a correlation between an increase in the minimum wage with higher restaurant closure rates and lower employment rates.
The researchers found correlations between depression measurements and allergy symptoms in relation to the seasonal severity of tree pollen.
Friedman found a correlation between oil prices and political freedom.
And yet: In 2016, Dutch researchers Helen Vossen and Patti Valkenburg found correlations between heavier social media use and increased empathy in preteens.
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CORRELATION Defined for English Language Learners
: the relationship between things that happen or change together
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