rank correlation

noun

: a measure of correlation depending on rank

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Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rank correlation was in 1907

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“Rank correlation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rank%20correlation. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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