uncorrelated

adjective

un·​cor·​re·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce uncorrelated (audio)
: having no mutual relationship : not affecting one through changes in the other : not correlated
uncorrelated factors
You also realize that interviewing capability is uncorrelated with a GMAT score; nobody is born with the ability to interview well.Kimberly A. Whitler

Examples of uncorrelated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This growth in art fairs seems to be curiously uncorrelated with the art market. Pearl Lam, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 My approach is to use several, uncorrelated methods to determine not only the market’s trend but also the key support and resistance levels where the probabilities favor establishing or exiting a position. Tom Aspray, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Tiffany also notes that BYD stock is uncorrelated to the U.S. equity market and to large tech companies that investors already own, like NVIDIA NVDA -0.6% DIA +0.3% or Tesla. Jacob Wolinsky, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 These days investors look for a more sophisticated breakdown, including assets uncorrelated to either stock or bond markets that improve diversification and smooth out total returns. Chris Taylor, wsj.com, 7 Nov. 2023 Third, much as diversified stock portfolios spread risk through multiple, uncorrelated investments, the diversity of question clusters prevents forecasters from overweighting a potentially unimportant signpost and mistakenly concluding that a particular scenario is coming to pass. J. Peter Scoblic, Foreign Affairs, 13 Oct. 2020 Anderssen believes that rather than scaling back on innovation during an economic slowdown, companies should have a diverse portfolio of investments and be ready to increase their bets in areas like alternative and uncorrelated assets while de-emphasizing others. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 12 July 2022 The country’s government and policy-bank bonds are some of the best sources of uncorrelated returns on an investment basically without credit risk, given that other major sovereign-debt markets either track one another or are functionally frozen in place like Japan. Mike Bird, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2020 Totally uncorrelated? Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncorrelated was in 1881

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“Uncorrelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorrelated. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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