Definition of correlation
- … the obviously high positive correlation between scholastic aptitude and college entrance …
- —James B. Conant
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.
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: the relationship between things that happen or change together
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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