rank correlation


Definition of rank correlation

: a measure of correlation depending on rank

Examples of rank correlation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spearman rank correlation coefficients for both predictors with subsequent major hurricanes (1998–2016) are −0.55 and 0.52, respectively. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of rank correlation

1907, in the meaning defined above

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rank-difference coefficient of correlation

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“Rank correlation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rank%20correlation. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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