tetrachoric

adjective
tet·​ra·​cho·​ric | \ ¦te‧trə¦kōrik \

Definition of tetrachoric

: of, relating to, or being a method of statistical correlation between variables that do not admit of exact measurement

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History and Etymology for tetrachoric

tetra- + chori- + -ic; from the correlation involving a fourfold table

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“Tetrachoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrachoric. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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