miscorrelation

noun
mis·​cor·​re·​la·​tion | \ ˌmis-ˈˌkȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce miscorrelation (audio) , -ˌkär- \
plural miscorrelations

Definition of miscorrelation

: the state or an instance of being wrongly or improperly correlated : bad or wrong correlation the miscorrelation of a rock layer with older layers

First Known Use of miscorrelation

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscorrelation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscorrelation. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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