non·​in·​de·​pen·​dence ˌnän-ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)s How to pronounce nonindependence (audio)
: the quality or state of not being independent
especially : mathematical or statistical dependence (as between samples, events, or random variables)
… the researcher analyzing the data in the 2 x 2 table will usually be interested in measuring the nonindependence between the two variables (A and B); and there are many different measures of this nonindependence. Leo A. Goodman
nonindependent adjective

Examples of nonindependence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regression through the origin with phylogenetically independent contrasts...which is equivalent to phylogenetic generalized least squares (PGLS) analysis, accounts for the nonindependence of species and indicates no overall evolutionary relationship between the traits... Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonindependence was in 1847

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“Nonindependence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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