multicollinearity

noun mul·ti·col·lin·ear·i·ty \"+kəˌlinēˈarə̇tē, -kä-\

Definition of multicollinearity

plural

-es

  1. :  the existence of such a high degree of correlation between supposedly independent variables being used to estimate a dependent variable that the contribution of each independent variable to variation in the dependent variable cannot be determined

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Origin and Etymology of multicollinearity

multi- + collinear + -ity


First Known Use: 1934


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