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

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonindependence was in 1847

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“Nonindependence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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