mul·​ti·​col·​lin·​ear·​i·​ty | \ "+kəˌlinēˈarə̇tē, -kä- \
plural -es

Definition of multicollinearity

: 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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First Known Use of multicollinearity

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multicollinearity

multi- + collinear + -ity

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“Multicollinearity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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